Christine DeGraff2014-06-19 14:46:27
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Without a Doubt the Best & Ultimate Circle Management Tool Thanks +Daniel Futerman!! Great write up!!! Thank you for being both a beta tester and an advocate for +Circloscope!

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Meet +Circloscope - Google+ Circles, on Steroids!

Google+ is all about engaging, discovering and meeting new people. Opposed to other social media networks, Google+ is known for it's unique approach to managing the people you're interested in, by allowing you to add specific people (or pages) to specific circles.

Examples of using Circles:

So for example, if you're interested in Technology and you happen to come across a great post about +Google Glass, you might want to add the person who shared that post to your "Tech" circle. Later on that day, when you're ready for the daily dose of tech news, simply head over to your "Tech" circle to check out all the latest tech related posts from the people you added to that circle.

(And well.. Since we're already talking about tech and all.. Be sure to add +Marques Brownlee to your circles. You won't regret it!)

Circles work also in the opposite direction, which means if you're the one who's sharing a post - you can decided exactly which circle or circles you'd like to share it with. So let's say you're hosting an event for your work colleagues and don't want the entire world to know about it.. Share that event with your "Work Buddies" circle alone.

Now this is the thing...!

Even though circles are such a core element of our Google+ experience, up until now circle management on Google+ was a pain (to say the least). And that's exactly where +Circloscope comes in.

Thanks to +Christine DeGraff I had the privilege to participate in the beta testing of the new CircloScope and due to that I've had the time to play around, learn, experiment and optimized my experience with Google+ circles. And to put it in simple words.. This is (without any doubt) the Best & Ultimate Tool for Circle Management on Google Plus.

Why am I (and so many others) so excited about this tool? It's simple.

Here's a list of only a few of the things you can do with it:

- Find most relevant people in your circles.
- Find inactive profiles and remove them from your circles.
- Easily create circles of engagers from any Google+ post.
- Know exactly who is following you back and who isn't.
- Identify and circle the engagers in your niche.
- Easily create circles of those that have commented on your event.
- Find most followed people in your circles.
- Find active/inactive Google+ users in your circles.
- Find people that don't follow back.
- Easily and quickly add or remove people from your circles. 

And the list goes on and on...!

+Circloscope has Free / Premium and Pro plans:

► Free Chrome Extension: http://bit.ly/CircloScpoe 
► Premium & Pro Version: http://circloscope.com

Other resources you should know about:

► Google+ Page: https://plus.google.com/+Circloscope
► Community Page: http://bit.ly/1rb4H6m
► Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Circloscope
► Google+ Announcement Post: http://bit.ly/1iJLpjq

► Circle Management 101 by +Mark Vang - http://bit.ly/1kQP7HU

The Awesome People behind the tool:
Don't forget to add them to your circles ;)

Co-founders:

► +Christine DeGraff / +Craig Fifield/ +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh 

Design:

+Dustin W. Stout 

Still here? What are you waiting for?

Go ahead and install +Circloscope, and manage your Google plus circles like never before!


Feel free to +1 and Share this post if you found it helpful!


#CircloScope   #CircleManagement   #GooglePlus
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-18 21:26:35
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    A Circloscope Overview Training Video for those of you who want to take a closer look! Thanks for sharing +Neil Ferree!!!

    My dear Google Plus friends and family please forgive me if I "overshare" things about +Circloscope for the next few days. Since we just launched there's a lot going on obviously! Back to regularly scheduled posting soon!

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    Watch +Christine DeGraff show us how to use Circloscope Premium

    One of the neat features I learned from this intro video is how to add people who attended an event. I've been anxiously waiting for this one!

    Circloscope Premium is only $47 http://goo.gl/F5NOoh considering how much time we spend managing our Google+ Circles, this tool will pay for itself before the sun sets this evening. 

    #circloscope   #circlemanagement  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-17 22:54:43
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    Circloscope in the Business Spotlight!
    Come join us tomorrow to learn more about how the new and improved +Circloscope can be used to help you clean-up circles and grow your following on Google Plus.  

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    Google+ Business Spotlight (6/18/2014)
    This week we welcome +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield  to talk about +Circloscope 

    If you are looking for one of the most robust tools to manage your Google Plus circles, Circloscope is it, and it is relaunching this week with a gorgeous UI, expanded feature set, and so much more. 

    We are the first show to feature Circloscope so make sure you get here to check it out and ask questions!

    Help us spread the word
    Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/39265827976270250/  
    Twitter:  http://ctt.ec/zc009 
    Hashtag: #gplusspotlight  

    Join our email list (http://gplusspotlight.com/join) to get insider info on guests, and Google+ tips from co-hosts +Ben Fisher and +Stephan Hovnanian

    #googleplus #hangoutsonair #googleplusbusiness  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-12 19:16:42
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    The Aston Family Music Hangout
    Looking forward to this very special music hangout with the Aston Family!!! Please help spread the word and support musicians on Google Plus!!! Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST!

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    The Aston Family: BandWidth HOA: My Music Hangout
    Calling all music fans! Please join +My Music Hangout on Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST for an intimate hangout with The Aston Family!

    +Sue Aston and her son +Dan Aston will be playing some of their music for us and we will have discussion in between songs. Sue's son Lee might also make an appearance. This show will be produced by +Phil Aston

    We have given away special backstage passes in advance for this special event to: +Sheila Strover +DigiDesk +Mia Voss and +Chef Dennis Littley 

    Links:
    http://www.sueaston.com
    http://www.danaston.com

    Upcoming Events:
    The Sue Aston Show - Music, Art & Foot
    https://plus.google.com/events/curndqiutiltrsagfscq2nkr384
    Sunday, June 22nd, 1pm EST

    More details coming soon!!!

    Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout & +BandWidth Hangout On Air   
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff  
    HOA/IRL Producer: +DENNIS N. DUCE   

    Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube: 
    https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    My Music Hangout Website:
    http://www.MyMusicHangout.com

    #MyMusicHangout   #BandWidthHOA   #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-10 05:28:10
    Sweet Dreams Google Plussers!
    Here's an oldie but a goodie and this was actually my most popular post ever LOL! My beloved doggie +Bandit wearing my favorite socks :)
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-08 17:01:19
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    I'm Signing Up Now
    I love +Ryan Hanley and +Content Warfare and have no doubt that this book will be worth its weight in gold.

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    How to Win the Battle for Attention Online.

    Today the Content Warfare Book pre-order campaign went live. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/contentwarfarebook

    There is a battle taking place online every day.

    It's not a fight for the fate of the world... just the future of your business.

    A battle fought with content.

    A battle far too many businesses are losing.

    This is Content Warfare. We're here to win the battle for attention.

    Special thanks to +Tina Thor Jørgensen for becoming the Content Warfare Book's first contributor!

    #contentmarketing   #contentwarfare   #contentstrategy  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-04 23:57:22
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    Hey Everyone!!! Here is a special cause to help raise awareness and fight human trafficking. +Jeffrey Wilson is hoping to help +Luisa Bentzen raise funds and awareness. Luisa will be participating in a 50 mile bike ride and is trying to raise $500 for her team. Please support her efforts by donating if you can and/or by sharing to help spread the word.

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    Fight Human Trafficking with us! 

    Please take a look at our page. 
    http://www.gofundme.com/9qiqb4 
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-02 17:02:08
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    Starts in 1 1/2 hours - it's only a 30 minute show and I have a ton of questions for +martin shervington! I am sure you do as well - feel free to join us in the audience and ask any questions you have!

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    The Importance of Building Your Community
    +martin shervington is widely recognized as both a leader and a pioneer on Google+; his two main areas of focus, Plus Your Life! and Plus Your Business!, are designed to help both individuals and brands by transforming the way they connect with others using Google+.

    Community building has been at the foundation of +martin shervington’s success. He often uses circles to bring together small groups of people to opt into various campaigns and has published several case studies (http://bit.ly/1rdJiNH) using data mined from +NOD3x that show the importance of getting others from your community involved in order to ensure the success of your campaign. 

    Martin recently announced a new initiative, “PYB Neighborhoods” (http://bit.ly/1jYiXiG), which will soon bring brand pages together in a new and unique way. As with Martin’s other initiatives, PYB Neighborhoods will involve building small communities by bringing together people and businesses that are committed to the success of the project.

    Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques
    +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x 

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    Upcoming Shows in the Series
    Welcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. 

    Monday, June 2nd
    An interview with: +martin shervington 
    Speaker, Consultant, Author, Professional Coach, Marketing Psychologist

    Monday, June 16th
    An interview with: +Jaana Nyström
    Google+ Top Contributor, Coach, Blogger, Consultant and Entrepreneur

    Monday, July 2nd
    An interview with: +Chef Dennis Littley
    Chef, Food Blogger, HOA Host

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    Previous Episodes: Tools
    Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  
    +CircleCount: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol 
    +Circloscope: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM 
    +Steady Demand: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0  
    +NOD3x: http://bit.ly/1gWHG5w 
    Review of Tools Covered: http://bit.ly/Qm8VuS   

    Previous Episodes: Techniques

    Using Hangouts on Air to Build Influence
    An interview with +David Amerland: http://bit.ly/1mTctAf
    In his most recent best-selling book, Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time, David says “Hangouts on Air are a unique opportunity. This is the most disruptive marketing opportunity we have had for a long time. At a stroke you can dispel doubts about who you are and what you do, reach people, form relationships, and create new potential customers, and you can do it both in real time and asynchronously, increasing your marketing footprint with time.”

    Connecting With Influencers To Improve Search Results
    An interview with +Eric Enge: http://bit.ly/1mV7tu5 
    “If you can build a strong audience of your own, or if major influencers in your market space +1 or share the content, this can get you a lot of exposure to your target market.” Google+ & SEO: How Google+ Impacts Search Results (Search Engine Watch, Nov 2013, http://bit.ly/1tXnC7v)

    Using Google Authorship to Increase Visibility and Influence in Google Search
    An interview with +Mark Traphagen: http://bit.ly/1kcmaFI
    “Anyone who wants to make use of Google+ as part of an overall strategy of increasing visibility and influence in Google Search should be actively pursuing all of the following tactics: Build a strong network within Google+; Cultivate quality links from trusted websites; Use Google Authorship for your content across the Web” How Google Plus Profiles & Pages Gain Search Authority (Search Engine Land, Nov 21, http://selnd.com/1mShoVB

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    Learn More
    Case Study Example Using Tools Covered by +Christine DeGraff: http://bit.ly/1jFt0Xb  
    View on +Flipboard curated by +todd l lebeauc: http://flip.it/ojxyN 
    YouTube Playlist curated by +Ronnie Bincer http://bit.ly/1mV7BJY 

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    #TNTBootcamp airs on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET.

    #SocialMediaMarketing #InfluencerMarketing #GooglePlusTips #DataMining 
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-05-26 18:01:45
    Recipe for 10 Million Views
    Level: Easy if you're a Spammer!
    Simply take one crappy photo and post it to spam dozens of communities. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

    #sarcasm   #spammer   #dontdothis  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-16 02:37:06
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    Are You In?


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    Creator Academy boot camp starts tomorrow! Don't miss out on learning from top creators. Register here: goo.gl/AzR96P #YTCABootcamp
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-11 19:37:24
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    Only 21 Entries So Far...
    Which means your odds of winning this autographed guitar are very high - but only if you enter!!! Details below.

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    We're Having A Party...
    and we're giving away this autographed guitar signed by our rock star GEMBA judges Earl Slick, Rich Redmond, Carl Restivo, Dimitri Coats, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jim Peterik, Greg Corner, Metal Mike, James Williamson, Damon Ranger and Zach Carothers!!!

    Be sure to RSVP at http://bit.ly/gemba2014party and then enter the sweepstakes on our website www.MyMusicHangout.com! Details in the event description!

    The School of Rock's 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands took place on 5 stages in Milwaukee, WI during GEMBA at Summerfest, the World's Largest Music Festival. SOR students took the stage to battle it out with a distinguished panel of rock star judges deciding the winner. Judges included: Earl Slick, Rich Redmond, Carl Restivo, Dimitri Coats, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jim Peterik, Greg Corner, Metal Mike, James Williamson, Damon Ranger and Zach Carothers.

    +My Music Hangout dedicated our entire social media network to cover #gemba2014  for the School of Rock online and wishes to thank everyone involved for making this event such a success!  

    Gemba 2014 Coverage
    Gemba 2014 After Party: http://bit.ly/gemba2014party
    Gemba 2014 Event Page: http://bit.ly/gemba2014
    YouTube Playlist: http://bit.ly/gemba2014youtube
    RebelMouse: http://bit.ly/gemba2014rebelmouse

    Be sure to RSVP at http://bit.ly/gemba2014party and then enter the sweepstakes on our website www.MyMusicHangout.com! Details in the event description!

    #MyMusicHangout   #gemba2014   #SchoolOfRock  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-09 20:19:22
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    This is going to be a good show tomorrow and I'm honored to be a guest! We're going to be talking about hangouts on air, so if you are an HOA host or have been thinking about becoming one, this show is one you might be particularly interested in.

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    The Genius Loci Business & Media Show are proud to present 'The Hands Across The Ocean Edition.
    Hosted by +Phil Aston & +Sue Aston 

    This months topics
    1. Event and HOA Collaboration - Our recent music HOA promoted and organised by +My Music Hangout  in the USA is a great example of how working together can maximise audience numbers and marketing reach.

    2. Not tonight I have a Hangout Hangover - That weekly show seemed a great idea in the Winter. But now a few months in is the commitment too much? Here we explore finding the balance between being a host, guest and still having time to look after your clients!

    3. Having the courage to be you - Are HOAs the business equivalent of speed dating or relationship marketing on steroids?

    4. If we are all a personal brands why are we seeing an increase in business pages? - The dilemma for the small business.

    Our special guests are

    +David Amerland - Author of Google Semantic Search, Speaker, Analyst.

    +Christine DeGraff Hangouts On Air, My Music Hangout, Google+ Connection Queen and also one of the owners of Circloscope.

    +James Dearsley - Digital marketing, property and beekeeping specialist, also a technology lover keen to discover the next big thing

    +Krishna De   - Social Media consultant (Ireland)

    +DigiDesk    -  Video Production and Editing - Hangout Hosting & Production (Scotland)

    +Chef Dennis Littley  -   Chef / Food Blogger / HOA Host (USA)

     +Sarah Santacroce  -   Helping Small Biz owners get clients online based in Switzerland 

    Your Hosts
    +Phil Aston     Digital Marketing / SEO / Photographer / HOA Host
    +Sue Aston     Composer + violinist / Music HOAs
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-04 03:58:09
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    +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS is taking requests tonight on a special Thursday edition - songs with numbers in the title and you know what that means...

    #Metallica #One

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    FNS: The Numbers Edition

    Metallica - "One"
    By request for +My Music Hangout and my friend +Christine DeGraff! Rock N' Roll!

    This is a special NUMBERS edition tonight. Any era, any band, any song that has numbers in the title! I'll spin tonight and give everyone the night tomorrow to enjoy the holiday. Tonight, let's have fun!

    Requests taken all night long.

    #FNS   #fridaynightsessions   #metallica                                       

    Hosted by +Sean Cowen 
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-29 07:53:10
    All These Peeps
    An unforgettable moment that I will always treasure!!! We had the best time and it is hard to believe that I had only "met" +Joann Woolley and +Maggie Unzueta like minutes before they jumped into bed with me, +Mia Voss and +Bethan Davies (who I had known for a whopping 2 hours by this point!) - it really is amazing how quickly you bond with your G+ friends when you meet them IRL!

    Love you guys!!! You are all my peeps!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-28 23:48:07
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    Let's Try This Again!!!
    I need your help to make this event a success! Please plan to stop in and watch the live interviews with our rock star judges! Starting in about 15 minutes.

    Come join us at http://bit.ly/gemba2014

    #gemba2014   #mymusichangout   #schoolofrock  

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    Welcome to Gemba 2014 | School of Rock Battle of the Bands Coverage! TONIGHT!!! Live interviews with our distinguished panel of rock star judges!

    Revised Schedule of Events

    Saturday 7pm CT - 9pm CT
    LIVE Interviews Round Table of Judges
    Giveaways & Updates from Gemba 2014

    Sunday 12 noon CT - 1pm CT
    Bandwidth Presents The Aston Family
    A LIVE Musical Performance via My Music Hangout
    RSVP: http://bit.ly/1nO5PKU

    Sunday 7pm CT - 9pm CT
    LIVE Broadcast to recap the finalists & announce the winner!
    Footage from the Battle of the Bands

    This is an EPIC online event! Follow it across all our channels!
    Event Page: http://bit.ly/gemba2014 (Online Headquarters)
    Website: http://www.MyMusicHangout.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout
    Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+MyMusicHangoutROCKS
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyMusicHangout
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyMusicHangout
    Instagram: http://i.instagram.com/MyMusicHangout/ 
    RebelMouse: https://www.rebelmouse.com/MyMusicHangoutROCKS/ 

    +My Music Hangout is proud to announce that we are dedicating our entire social media network to cover #gemba2014  for the School of Rock online! Join us all over the web June 27th-29th for 3 days and nights of coverage, interviews and real-time updates as 59 bands from 32 schools all across the United States and Canada perform live in front of thousands of people, including some of the most well-known musicians around the world!  

    How this works…
    The School of Rock’s 2nd annual Battle of the Bands takes place on 5 stages in Milwaukee, WI. SOR students will take the stage over the weekend and battle it out with distinguished judges deciding the winner. Learn more at http://schoolofrock.com/gemba

    You can participate in this EPIC event!!!
    Whether you’re lucky enough to actually be at Gemba and in Milwaukee or if you are participating from the comfort of your home, we want your questions, comments, and feedback. The platform you choose to participate on is completely up to you (see details below). 

    If you’re at Gemba, let us know!
    Post your photos, videos, and updates using the hashtag #gemba2014 and we might use them in our live broadcast! For all of you who want to represent a school and are a little competitive, add the hashtag #SORyourschool (replacing your school with the location of the school you’re representing).

    Follow Gemba's online activities on My Music Hangout!
    Please help us MAKE SOME NOISE for this event!!! We are asking that you share the link to this event (http://bit.ly/gemba2014), invite your friends, and share, share, share using the hashtag #gemba2014

    It’s Rock & Roll so…. you know we’ve got swag!
    All you you have to do for a chance to win is engage with us! Stay tuned to listen for opportunities as they come up. Opportunities will arise for both people at Gemba and those of you viewing from home so anyone can win! Along with some awesome School of Rock swag, as a winner you’ll also be recognized live for your participation!

    A small reminder…
    While we’re talking Rock & Roll, this is also an event of family fun. We’re talking about kids (as young as 10) with incredible musical talents, so have fun with us and Rock on… Just try to keep it family friendly.

    #MyMusicHangout   #gemba2014   #SchoolOfRock  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-27 17:14:02
    Meet the Judges: Earl Slick

    If you’ve been a fan of rock ‘n’ roll over any part of the last 30+ years, chances are you’re an Earl Slick fan too, even if you don’t know it. From the spacey sounds of seventies Bowie, to the seminal solo work of John Lennon, to the gritty resurgence of punk pioneers the New York Dolls, Slick has had two hands in shaping the sounds that have come to define legends.

    Join us for live interviews w/ the judges for GEMBA!
    http://bit.ly/gemba2014

    #EarlSlick   #MyMusicHangout   #Gemba2014   #SchoolofRock
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-26 04:37:33
    Please Follow the School of Rock USA!!!
    Hey everyone!!! Let's officially welcome the +SchoolofRockUSA to Google Plus and wish them a successful event at #Gemba2014  this weekend!!! We will be streaming live here on Google Plus from +My Music Hangout! RSVP now and then drop in anytime over the weekend to see what's going on at http://bit.ly/gemba2014!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-22 15:25:00
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    Looking forward to The Sue Aston Show today. Always a delightful show with great music!

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    Please join me for my next live show on Sunday 22nd June.
    The show will feature three of my original compositions arranged for solo violin, poetry and food!

    The music
    1. Nancy's Garden
    2. Elly's Theme
    3. Shake Your Feathers (Burlesque)
    All originally from my album 'Inspirational Journey

    The poetry
    The poetry will be looking at how 'The Prelude' by Wordsworth has influenced my composing.

    Fiddling with Food
    Cornish Rock Buns

    The show is being produced by +Phil Aston  

    Links: http://www.sueaston.com
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-19 05:58:47
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    Looking forward to being in the spotlight tomorrow on #OnTrackTips!
    +Craig Fifield and I will be joining +Jason T. Wiser tomorrow to talk about the process leading up to the launch of +Circloscope.

    Come learn more about the process involved in launching a product!!!

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    I Love to hear my G+ Friends Success Stories
    We will be talking with two good friends of mine about their business success story.  

    +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield will are in the final stages of their new product launch and it has been a long road and victory is right here! 

    What is a Success Metric? Isn't it the same as a goal or a dream?
    Not exactly. A goal is a vision, a success Metric is the moment when your Goal or dream has been reached. 

    We will be talking about how they took +Circloscope , a Google extension tool for organizing your G+ circles and turned this into a business.

    From planning, team management, Development Process, Marketing, and Delivery. 

    What did it take for them to go from Goal to Success Metric. 

    Did you push the BIG red button? http://ontracktips.com

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    If this interests you, start asking questions now AND Invite 2 friends!

    Did you click "Yes" on the event invite?

    Catch past interviews  http://ontracktips.com and look for the big RED button.

    Upcoming Guests:
    ⇒ Dov Gordon "9 Things you need to know about Mastermind Groups*
    ⇒ Yifat Cohen "Emotional SEO"

    Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube -http://jtw.bz/YouTubeOTT 

    Listen to our Podcast in iTunes http://jtw.bz/iTunesOTT 

    Join us on Twitter using the hashtag     #OnTrackTips   

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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-18 22:44:20
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    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TONIGHT!!!
    Come join us for some lively discussion and free giveaways on tonight's show Music On The Plus: Obstacles & Challenges! +My Music Hangout +BandWidth Hangout On Air 

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    Music On The Plus: Obstacles & Challenges
    Join +Christine DeGraff and +DENNIS N. DUCE along with special guest +Phil Aston (more guests to be announced soon) for a discussion about the obstacles and challenges that we as a community need to be overcome in order to produce, market and monetize hangouts on air, especially music hangouts on air. 

    We will also be discussing the recent announcements regarding a possible complete boycott from YouTube for every label that doesn't sign an agreement. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1jzCiSx

    Finally, we have a HUGE event coming up the weekend of the 27th-29th and we will be talking about it and giving out some SWAG tonight!!!

    Wednesday June 18th, 2014
    7:02 pm MST (9:02 pm EST, 8:02 pm CST, 6:02 pm PST)

    During our first show, Music On The Plus: Past, Present, Future with special guests +Tom Rolfson +Chris Foote +Theo M and +Mark H.O.A. Seydel, we took look at how the music scene on Google Plus has evolved, how large (or small) it is today, and what the possibilities are for the future. Watch the replay: http://bit.ly/1oUIQka

    Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    Please help support our efforts to continue bringing live music to Google Plus and to help indie musicians get started with music hangouts by becoming our patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout & +BandWidth Hangout On Air    
    Hosts: +Christine DeGraff & +DENNIS N. DUCE  

    #MyMusicHangout #BandWidthHOA #MusicOnThePlus  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-18 21:36:44
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    If you would like training on how to use and master the new version of +Circloscope, +Lany Sullivan, one of our partners and beta testers, has already put together a bunch of training videos and a mastery class. She's one of the best if you want to learn quick!

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    CIRCLOSCOPE has launched!

    This is really exciting! As a long time +Circloscope user I am extremely thrilled that they have upgraded the program.

    You know how it goes though, when you have a new tool or platform to learn it can be quite and overwhelming and daunting task!

    Here I come to the rescue!! 

    I have created a tutorial series called Circloscope Mastery for those who need help learning this.

    The Basic Package is $37 and it will get you off and running the right away. 


    Get your tutorials here: https://gumroad.com/l/jFHg

    Don't have a +Circloscope account yet? Get it here: http://circloscope.com/105.htm
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-14 01:52:32
    Hey Googlers who are Instagrammers!
    I just set up an Instagram account for +My Music Hangout and need to get it started! Come follow me? @MyMusicHangout I think :)

    Edit thanks +Adam Levine for the link!!!
    http://i.instagram.com/mymusichangout/ this might make it easier for your fans +Christine DeGraff xoxo mwah
    
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-09 04:52:09
    Knock Knock.
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-04 19:45:14
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    My Music Hangout Needs Your Help!
    +DENNIS N. DUCE and I have gone as far as we can go with the equipment he has and are looking for sponsors so we can bring you more bands at the highest production level possible! We need more lights, better cameras, more sound equipment and some "seed money" to help take this to the next level.

    If you believe in what we are trying to do and would like to be a part of our efforts, please consider becoming a +Patreon!

    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout 

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    You Can Help Us Help Indie Musicians on Google Plus!
    +My Music Hangout is committed to introducing independent bands and musicians to our live audience, as well as in promoting an indie music culture on Google Plus. We are actively bringing musicians to Google Plus and opening their eyes to the possibilities that it offers while providing quality entertainment for our growing audience and helping them understand the importance of supporting indie musicians. We do not and will not charge musicians for this service and your support will allow us to help even more indie artists.

    In order to continue our mission, we need better equipment, more time to spend building our website and promoting our shows, as well as to provide more training and support before and after for the bands that play for our show. To get the ball rolling, we have created a +Patreon page and are seeking your support.

    Please consider becoming our patron at:
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    During the first season of our show BandWidth Hangout on Air (March 11th through May 6th), we aired 8 episodes featuring 6 indie bands, for a combined 2600+ views and 12,000+ minutes watched – numbers that we consider “a good start” and that will continue to climb as more people watch the replays. BandWidth Hangout On Air is a music broadcast streamed live on Google+ and YouTube. Our second season is currently underway and will run from May 21st through December 17.

    Please consider becoming our patron at:
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    #MyMusicHangout   #BandWidthHOA   #music   #hangouts   #Patreon  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-20 04:23:16
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    One of my favorites
    #funzone #music #enjoy

    h/t +James Russell
    Dedicated to +Vincent Messina

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    Multiple personal stories going on in this vid.
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-19 18:48:31
    Rant Alert
    I believe I am going to post an EPIC rant today in which no one will be spared. If you want to be pinged on said rant once it's posted, leave a comment below. I will add you to my rant notification circle.

    #funzone #epic #rant
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-18 15:23:28
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    A Good Day on Google Plus
    Come watch Littley's show today featuring a great bunch of guests and special musical guest +Ars Nova!!!

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    It's Summertime and the Living is Easy, especially when you watch Good Day Google+

    Join me this Friday July 18th at 1 PM ET when my very special guests +Ars Nova  a vocal harmony infused alternative rock band will be performing for us live.

    We will also be speaking with
     +Christine DeGraff co-owner of Cirloscope and Producer of #MyMusicHangout  to learn more about her projects.

    +Kristoffer Howes CEO of Weal Media digital  will be sharing some of his social media strategies with us.

    +Nazim Beltran An American living in Milan since 1992, Architech and Web designer will be sharing news of his new Italian Lifestyle Show "Casa Chiesi"

    +Ryan Hanley  Author, speaker and content warrior will be sharing some of his insights on his monthly segment on how to bring out that Content Warrior inside of you and become more successful.

    Bring your lunch or bring a friend just do not miss the best weekly HOA on Google+  just sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! 

    Friday, July 18th  at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12pm CST | 1 pm EST
    Check your time zone here -> http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   

    Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during The shows broadcast live. 

    But if you can not watch it live you do not worry can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR

    #GoodDayGooglePlus   #rockthegplushouse       #askchefdennis 
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-11 16:20:49
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    TimeZone Reshare
    In case you missed it...

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    The Aston Family Music Hangout Experience
    We got #theSCOTTtreatment !!!

    This is a special post-production of a live music hangout on air held Sunday, June 29th at http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangout. All music was recorded live during the hangout and has now been given a very special #theSCOTTtreatment that captures both the music and the magic that everyone who watched felt that day.

    This post-production treatment was a gift to both The Aston Family and +My Music Hangout from +Scott Scowcroft who wrote to me,

    What an incredible HOA that was! There's something new and important going on. We all feel it, but the Aston's HOA actually showed it. The joy, love and empowerment between Sue, Phil, Dan and Lee with their viewers (now fans) was electrifying and something I wanted to capture.

    Thank you so much Scott!!! 
    cc: +Phil Aston +Sue Aston +Dan Aston +Lee Aston 

    #MyMusicHangout   #music   #PhabAstonFour  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-11 04:48:04
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    Installed...

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    Creator Studio for iOS is here! Get it at: https://itunes.apple.com/app/youtube-creator-studio/id888530356
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-10 04:41:08
    What's Under Your Covers???
    Here's what I see...
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-06 19:11:43
    The Aston Family Special Music Event
    This is the final production of a live music hangout on air held last Sunday at http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangout. All music was recorded live and is now available as a 31 minute special feature.

    Set List:
    0:01 - "Nancy's Garden" - +Sue Aston  
    2:46 - "Flight" - +Sue Aston & +Dan Aston  
    5:25 - "Pale Jacket" - +Dan Aston  
    9:28 - "The Home Coming" - +Sue Aston & +Dan Aston  
    14:25 - "Way Home" - +Sue Aston & +Dan Aston  
    17:57 - "Alsia" - +Sue Aston, +Dan Aston & +Phil Aston   
    23:24 - "Cavatina" - +Lee Aston 
    26:44 - "Dance of the Red Glove" - The Entire Aston Family!

    Thank You So Much!
    Special thanks to +Phil Aston for producing this wonderful show and in allowing +My Music Hangout to be a part of this very special event by presenting it to the world!!! Thank you to your entire family for bringing your music into our worlds, to +Mia Voss +Irene Brodie +John Ellis and +Sheila Strover for being our live guests last week, and to everyone who has commented over the past week for all of your love and support for this wonderful family and to everyone who joined us backstage today. You have all made this very special!!!

    Subscribe!
    Please subscribe to https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout and at the top right, you will find links to subscribe to Sue and Dan's channels as well. You can also learn more on their websites: http://sueaston.com and http://danaston.com

    #MyMusicHangout   #music   #PhabAstonFour   #TheAstonFamily    
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-06 00:23:46
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    THIS IS HAPPENING AGAIN TOMORROW!!!
    A very special encore presentation of last week's hangout! I have edited it down to a 31 minute video soundtrack of the music and The Aston Family will be joining us in the audience to answer your questions about the music - what inspires them - how they get their sound so perfect - what it's like to be in a musical family - whatever you want to ask!!! After the "concert" I will open up a hangout and post a link for the audience to jump in and join the party!!!

    RSVP, bring friends, bring coffee or wine or food! This should be a good time!!! http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyParty

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    The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!
    Calling all music fans! Last week's music hangout with the #PhabAstonFour was such a success that we have put together a special presentation for us all to watch together! Grab a glass of wine and join The Aston Family once again, this time from the audience, while we watch and listen to the music together! Afterwards, we will open up a hangout and everyone is welcome to jump in and meet The Astons! I am sure that +Sue Aston will have plenty of rock cakes to go around and I know many of you would like to talk to +Phil Aston about his debut appearance last week - and of course we know you must have questions for +Dan Aston and +Lee Aston about what it is like growing up in this terrific family!

    When? Sunday, July 6th at 1pm EST 
    Where? All Over The World!

    This is going to be fun! Help show your love and support for The Aston Family by joining us! This will be a fun, uplifting and very enjoyable party around the world!

    Set List:
    Nancy's Garden
    Flight
    Pale Jacket
    Homecoming 
    Way Home
    Alsia
    Lee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina)
    Dance of the Red Glove

    Links:
    http://www.sueaston.com
    http://www.danaston.com

    Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout    
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff 

    Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube: 
    https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    My Music Hangout Website:
    http://www.MyMusicHangout.com

    #MyMusicHangout    #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-05 04:52:59
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    You May Be Independent But You're Not Alone - words of wisdom by +Daria Musk about what it means to be an indie musician - you are in this together and there are plenty of music lovers who are here to support you - you are not alone! Happy 4th of July!

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    TO BE INDIE
    It's the 4th of July and the sky is bursting with light and one beautiful thought is stuck in my mind, "Now being independent doesn't mean you're alone."

    Independent. It's an interesting and sometimes overused word, especially in music. "Indie labels" are usually huge conglomerates of their own with the same kind of old-school wheeling and dealing tactics as the majors. "Indie musicians" are supposed to be living off of ramen and sleeping on friends' floors, but they're also Radiohead and Adele and more. It used to feel like everyone had to carve their own path, all on their own, or buy into a system that was already falling apart. I've seen fellow open mic night kids get signed and dropped and signed again, just to get stuck on a shelf and disappear. I've seen others make it big and stay so tight-lipped no one would ever know how they made it there.

    What I've learned with you guys, is that today everything is different. They're still voting people off the stage on multiple TV shows every week. But online we know music (and everything really) is a collaborative art, not a competitive sport. Audiences and eyeballs, technology and code, contacts and friends, melodies and stories, re-shares and shout out posts... The more we share and care the more we thrive, together.

    So I love this new mantra humming in my head, booming with the bright glow of firework tails hanging in the night air...

    Now being independent doesn't mean you're alone.

    Happy Indie Day Everyone!
    XO, Daria

    Ps. I really took this photo! I think the camera couldn't figure out where to focus... Cool right??

    #happyfourth   #4thofjuly   #fourthofjuly   #america   #independenceday  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-03 03:02:14
    Here's a shoutout to one of the awesome peeps in my circles!!! Have a great night!!!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-01 03:45:54
    There's a very real possibility I'm not going to be able to get caught up on notifications now that I'm a few days behind. Thinking about just wiping the clear button... tell me to just do it!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-29 18:30:29
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    I can die happy now. Today on +My Music Hangout, I think we seriously touched people's hearts and made everyone's day a little happier. This hangout was produced by +Phil Aston and featured his entire family (and Phil's debut hangout musical appearance) - and if you never watch another music hangout, you should watch this one. It was uplifting, beautiful and music to my ears!!! 

    http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangout

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    The Aston Family: My Music Hangout
    Calling all music fans! Please join +My Music Hangout on Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST for an intimate hangout with The Aston Family!

    +Sue Aston and her son +Dan Aston will be playing some of their music for us and we will have discussion in between songs. Sue's son Lee might also make an appearance. This show will be produced by +Phil Aston

    We have given away special backstage passes in advance for this special event to: +Sheila Strover +DigiDesk +Mia Voss and +Chef Dennis Littley 

    Links:
    http://www.sueaston.com
    http://www.danaston.com

    Upcoming Events:
    The Sue Aston Show - Music, Art & Food
    https://plus.google.com/events/curndqiutiltrsagfscq2nkr384
    Sunday, June 22nd, 1pm EST

    Set List:
    Nancy's Garden
    Flight
    Pale Jacket
    Homecoming 
    Way Home
    Alsia
    Lee on classical guitar 
    Dance of the Red Glove

    Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout   
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff  

    Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube: 
    https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    My Music Hangout Website:
    http://www.MyMusicHangout.com

    #MyMusicHangout    #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-29 07:37:27
    This Girl
    She tells it like it is, she don't take no sh*t, and if you ever get lucky enough to meet her you will love her to death. (And if you get a foot massage from her you might just fall in love!)

    I think +Pam Adger would agree that we are an unlikely match - but +Eli Fennell knew better and brought us together in a hangout and the rest is history. We had a great time at #SMMW14 - I spent some time hanging out with her and +Lori Friedrich (another great peep!), we had a nice lunch and we just chilled (literally I was freezing) poolside where we captured this great pic.

    +Pam Adger is definitely one of my peeps!!!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-29 07:26:06
    Friendz Forever
    Sometimes you just click with people - and they become one of your best friends instantly. That's how I felt when I met +Ben Fisher and it was so strong that I felt sad when he pulled away from the curb in his +Uber while +Mia Voss, Dave and I watched and waved. Luckily there are hangouts and the next HIRL is just a plane ride away!

    +Ben Fisher you get two posts because you're not just one of my peeps - you're one of my favorite peeps in da worlds!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-28 23:46:10
    Let's Try This Again!!!
    We are going live at 8pm CT - that is about 10 minutes from now! +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales is on scene at Gemba and ready to interview our celebrity rock star judges! We will get caught up on what's been happening at Gemba and welcome your participation!

    Come join us at http://bit.ly/gemba2014

    #gemba2014   #mymusichangout   #schoolofrock  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-25 02:42:00
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    +Craig Fifield and are guests on +Those 4 Girls with +Lany Sullivan tomorrow to talk about circle management, strategy and of course +Circloscope! Come join us and ask questions!

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    Welcome to +Those 4 Girls weekly show!!

    Can't watch it live?

    Catch all the replays and podcasts at www.those4girls.com

    G+ Live Event: http://bit.ly/T4G062514
    YT Live Event:

    RSVP YES or MAYBE here on the event and you'll have a place holder so you can catch us live or watch the replay at your convenience!

    We are #nerdingout !!

    This week we are changing it up! We have invited some special guests from +Circloscope to come share with us!

    We all are looking for some specific things around here on The Plus:

    ~ Better Engagement
    ~ More Engagement
    ~ Contacts/Followers with similar interests
    ~ Better time management
    ...and so much more...

    +Christine DeGraff & +Craig Fifield are coming in to share with us how Circloscope can improve our G+ experience.

    With Circloscope you can:

    ~ Identify and circle the engagers in your niche
    ~ Quickly and easily create circles of engagers from any G+ post
    ~ Create circles from those that engaged with the most recent posts of            any Google+ profile
    ~ Easily create circles of those that have commented on your event, and          those that replied Yes, No, or Maybe
    ~ Know exactly who is following you back and who isn’t

    Haven't tried +Circloscope yet? Here are some helpful links:

    http://circloscope.com/free (free version)
    http://circloscope.com/105.htm (full access version)
    http://circloscope.com/support (help)
    https://gumroad.com/l/jFHg (tutorials)
    http://circloscope.com/community

    This is definitely a show not to be missed!


    Meet Our Panel This Week!!!

    +Christine DeGraff -  is an entrepreneur w/17 yrs experience in web development, SEO and Internet marketing. Her Google+ profile is ranked among the Top 200 US women by CircleCount.com and she consistently ranks in the Top 50 most popular women in the US based on engagement. Christine is one of the owners of Circloscope, an easy, powerful circle management tool that can help you clean up and manage your Google+ circles. 

    +Craig Fifield - Veteran Internet marketer, former Microsoft Product Manager, loves cold beer and hanging out with his dogs.

    My Community Co-Hosts this week are:
    +Tracy Baker +Kirstin Hancock +Danielle Miller +Yvonne Heimann 


    +Those 4 Girls started a conversation that impacts the way women do business through REAL business coaching.  Link arms with us to push past your limits and raise the life you’re creating!

    By supporting each other’s passions, we WILL make our world a better place.  When we make our world better, we change our culture, and in turn change the way we treat each other in business.

    We talk each week about topics that affect us as women, and yes the gentlemen are more than welcome!! Our focus is YOU! We want to promote you and what you need to grow your business or positively impact your life!

    Wednesdays @ 10am PST | 1pm EST

    Subscribe to our updates & catch the replays at www.those4girls.com

    Stop by our community and stay awhile! http://bit.ly/those4girls

    #those4girls     #t4gluv   #nerdingout   #circloscopemastery  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-23 04:59:54
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    Thank you +Krishna De for hosting tomorrow! We will be talking about circle management and ways to grow your circles on Google Plus!

    Watch live for a discount offer to purchase +Circloscope or download the free version at http://circloscope.com/free

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    Have you started to use Google Plus as part of your visual content marketing but have not yet really understood how to effectively use Cirlces to build visibility and engagement around the content you share?

    If so, then join this episode of the Visual Content Marketing Show to
    discover practical tips you can use to enhance your Google Plus marketing success.

    About My Guest

    My guest this week is +Christine DeGraff who is a web developer and became known as the Google+ "Connection Queen" due to her active engagement on Google Plus.

    We will be discussing practical advice to help you achieve greater success with your Google Plus marketing and engagement.

    This event also celebrates the launch of the release of a new tool to help you manage your Google Plus Circles - +Circloscope.There is a free version available that we will be discussing, but there is also a paid version with additional features and we will have a special offer only available during the live broadcast.

    Date And Time

    Monday 23 June 2014 at  5 pm UK and Ireland | 12 pmm ET | 9 am PT

    Find your timezone: http://bgn.bz/vcms9time

    Our Curriculum

    We will be exploring:

    - Christine's personal experience of growing her presence on Google Plus

    - Essential tips for creating and managing Google Plus Circles to support your marketing plan

    - Etiquette tips for Google Circle management

    - Practical ways you can use Google plus Circles to develop an audience for your Google Plus Hangout show

    - Tools to help you manage your presence on Google Plus

    - How the new tool, Circloscope, can help you become more effective in managing your Google Plus Circles

    - Practical guidance for actions you can take in the next 30 days to support your visual content marketing objectives.

    Our shows typically last 30-40 minutes and I recommend you come ready with a pen and paper to take lots of notes as we cover trends, technologies and practical tips.

    Where To Watch The Show

    Watch the show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.

    If you miss the live show you will be able to watch the replay here:

    http://bgn.bz/vcmsreplays

    Follow us On Twitter

    - Find us http://www.Twitter.com/KrishnaDe and https://twitter.com/ChrisDeGraff

    Comment Policy

    I welcome your comments about the event. If we do not get chance to cover all your questions, I will come back to the comments after the show has completed to respond to them.
     
    Please note that I wll delete comments and photographs that are posted which I judge to be inappropriate, are self promotional or are affiliate links - see my Social Connections Policy here http://bgn.bz/kdscp

    #circloscope #circloscopetips #circloscopelive #visualcontentmarketing #thevisualcontentmarketingshow #googleplustips #googlepluscircles #hoa  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-20 00:18:12
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    Another quote this time by +Craig Fifield from today's #OnTrackTips with +Jason T. Wiser h/t +Shawndra Higgins

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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-14 05:03:20
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    Be The Lion
    A great story by +JT Bear that is worth reading shared by my friend +Wayne Meador. Wayne is starting a movement and I am proud to be one of the lions that believes in him.

    I encourage you to add both of these guys to your circles as well as Wayne's page +AWorld4Change to get inspired.

    #ChangeTheWorld #SustainableChange

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    Are YOU a Lamb, Lion, or Wolf?

    Two days ago I had a good heart-to-heart hangout with +JT Bear, and was inspired beyond my ability to explain in words. He has a huge heart a passion for helping to #ChangeTheWorld

    If you haven't already circled him..... Go. Circle. Now.

    #SustainableChange   #ShortStory  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-12 22:38:57
    Now Officially My Favorite Song of All Time
    I am not kidding you that I have fallen totally in love with this song by +E-MUTE to the point that it is officially my favorite song of all time... for those of you who know what kind of freak I am for Metallica... that is saying something!!! I am going to have to start a fan club.

    #MyMusicHangout   #Music   #EMute   #ChristineLovesIt  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-11 20:32:57
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    Live Music Hangout TONIGHT!!!
    Come join us for some rock/alternative/heavy rock music tonight LIVE on +My Music Hangout's +BandWidth Hangout On Air!!! Tonight is Berlin Breaks out of Salt Lake City, Utah. RSVP YES!!! and invite a friend!!! 

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    Berlin Breaks Salt Lake City, Utah Indie Band
    Rock/Alternative/Heavy Rock
    +BandWidth Hangout On Air presents Berlin Breaks
    A Live Indie Music Concert on +My Music Hangout 

    Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    This Weeks Band: Berlin Breaks
    Wednesday June 11th, 2014
    7:02 pm MST (9:02 pm EST, 8:02 pm CST, 6:02 pm PST)

    Listen to "My Sacrifice" http://goo.gl/tmfKNO on ReverbNation
    Listen to "Wasting Away" http://goo.gl/XngBrz on ReverbNation

    Join us on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 for a LIVE Concert Hangout On Air performed by Berlin Breaks broadcasting LIVE from +Sandy Station in Sandy, Utah. 

    Watch Live on Google+: http://goo.gl/iR3yKz
    My Music Hangout on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout
    Mobile Link: 

    Join our hosts +DENNIS N. DUCE, +Christine DeGraff  and +Rylee McDonald as we interview the and interact with the band. Let us know what you would like to learn about them!

    This Weeks Band: Berlin Breaks
    Twitter: http://goo.gl/k27naC
    Facebook: http://goo.gl/P4ueEg
    Website: http://goo.gl/Z5CceN
    ReverbNation: http://goo.gl/y9ZXm7

    The members of Berlin Breaks, all stemming from mixed musical backgrounds, have come together to revitalize the rock community. Guitarist Brandon Watson and drummer Trevor Rasmussen began writing material in Sept. 2012. Bassist Dustin Ballew was quickly recruited, and vocalist Richard Dean finalized the lineup in the early months of 2014.

    Play List Coming Soon

    Please support the band. They are not getting paid to be on +BandWidth Hangout On Air  or +My Music Hangout so your purchase of their songs will help them to keep creating more music.

    Let us know what you would like to learn about the band. You can join us live at Lumpy's South/Sandy Station or you can engage with the band live through the chat in this event.

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout   
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff  
    HOA/IRL Producer: +DENNIS N. DUCE 
    Production Company: +GomBoc.Me 
    Hosts: +DENNIS N. DUCE & +Christine DeGraff 
    Co-Host and Indie Music Consultant: +Rylee McDonald  
    Sound Engineer: +Laif Erickson 
    Location: +Sandy Station 

    Season One:
    S1 E01: +Advent Horizon  http://goo.gl/6P0a4c  +Rylee McDonald 
    S1 E02: +Bludgeon Muffin  http://goo.gl/olFrBV  +ArellanoJams 
    S1 E03: +Bludgeon Muffin http://goo.gl/SQGUBn +ArellanoJams 
    S1 E04: Mukti http://goo.gl/94L5t7 +Christopher David 
    S1 E05: +5 State Killing Spree   http://goo.gl/2tDJkj  +John Kammerer   +Steven Simmons 
    S1 E06: Circle the Stars http://goo.gl/TEWwJO S1 E07:  +Advent Horizon Warrant After Party  http://goo.gl/NMJdsD +Rylee McDonald 
    S1 E08 +Ars Nova http://goo.gl/t2pLUx with +Chris Foote +Kitleigh Evans  

    Season Two Bands:
    S2 E02 A Lily Gray https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106050675641651299878/events/cldk2hg78aojk82vpf8ucshke4g

    Upcoming Bands (Season Two):

    June 11th 2014: Berlin Breaks
    Rock/Alternative/Heavy Rock
    Website: http://goo.gl/Z5CceN

    June 29th 2014: The Aston Family
    Easy Listening, Celtic
    Website: http://goo.gl/YJ03il

    July 9th 2014 Perish Lane
    Hard Rock
    Website: http://goo.gl/eUczxT

    September 3rd The Fence
    Indie, Folk, Pop
    Facebook: http://goo.gl/8OyRwP

    See other Hangouts On Air produced by Gomboc.me: http://goo.gl/6oZhpX

    Watch Live on Dennis' Blog: 
    Watch Live on mymusichangout.com Blog: 

    Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    #MyMusicHangout   #hoaconcert   #HangoutsOnAirInRealLife       #music   #gombocme   #Gombocd   #HOAIRL   #indiemusic   #BandWidthHOA #BandWidthNation #BandWIdthFive   #TeamBandWidth  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-09 16:24:12
    +Bandit has a serious case of The Mondays.
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-06 19:26:01
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    Calling all conspiracy theorists and stats junkies, +Dustin W. Stout of +dustn.tv gets to the bottom of the Internet in "Real Time" infographic :)

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    The Internet in [Not So] Real Time

    Last week there was an infographic getting passed around. A lot. I originally found it thanks to a reashre of +Irfan Ahmad's post from +Christine DeGraff. Between all of our shares-- that thing got some major exposure.

    It was quite fascinating to see some of the "real-time" internet stats add up right in front of your eyes. 

    But there was something fishy about the infographic and after some commenters pointed it out, I thought I'd investigate and get to the bottom of it. 

    Read the full breakdown here: http://dustn.tv/internet-real-time/

    To sum up my commentary, you should always view any "statistics" as an approximate gauge rather than a precise measure.

    Wouldn't you agree?

    And I hope you like this special animated gif that I created just for you Google+rs! It's subtle but well worth the effort. ;)

    #infographic   #stats   #gif   #dustntv  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-02 16:07:16
    RESHARE:
    Packed w/ Great Info and Case Studies
    A Complete Guide to Google Plus - if you need help, start here.
    via +martin shervington +Plus Your Business!

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    Complete Guide to Improving Engagement on Google Plus. (NEW INFOGRAPHIC)
    Just about everything you'd need to get flying on Google+, all in one handy post. Perfect for marketers, great for everyone else too.
    #DiscoverGooglePlus  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-02 02:25:51
    RESHARE:
    A great post by +David Kutcher to remind us that there is no one size fits all!

    So don't be afraid to try something new or to do things your own way! Sometimes finding your own perfect is the best way to learn.

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    Why does it always have to be about "the perfect tip"? There is no perfect
    We see them all the time, the posts about how to make the perfect post, how to make the perfect pin, the perfect time to make your post, the perfect this, the perfect that... they're deluding themselves

    To label your post "the perfect" means that you've tested all of the angles, ALL of the angles, and that in ALL cases, this solution is the best. It presumes that, in a Networked System as large and as complex as Google+ (for example), filled with both intended as well as unintended consequences and side effects, that you have the ability to see all of the angles.

    I simply can not accept this.

    In addition, I believe this type of post by The Experts is detrimental to the Expert's followers, as well as possibly to the interest in the Network.

    I live for Network Effects and Systems Theory, and I love the opportunity for exploration that an interesting, and complex system presents. I love to hypothesize, tweek, observe results, and tweek some more. When I post tips, I do so under the auspices of these are the effects of this strategy that I've observed and you might want to give this a try. I do this because we're all kids in a sandbox, a sandbox created by Google, one in which the network effects, like the mighty wings of the butterfly, can cause ripples beyond what we can observe.

    Months ago I wrote an article for a short-lived side interest of mine, +Hacker Kids, entitled "Building a Smart Car without any instructions" (http://goo.gl/a2HFcT). The idea stemmed from an article I'd read, and the research behind it, regarding how children learn (http://goo.gl/95XHQs).

    The study by Ms. Schulz and Ms Bonawitz provides amazing insight into how children think, explore, create hypotheses, and test them (scientific reasoning), all without being taught the Scientific Method. Not only this, but the study also went further into demonstrating that, without being provided instructions, that children were more engaged in the new object, exploring it for themselves, and learning much more about the object than those who were instructed in its use. 

    Schulz is quick to point out that the study is not an argument against instruction. “Things that you’re extremely unlikely to figure out on your own — how to read, how to do calculus, how to drive a car — it would make no sense to try to learn by exploration,” she says.

    Rather, the study underscores the real-world trade-offs between education and exploration, and the importance of acknowledging what is unknown even while imparting what is known. Teachers should, where possible, offer the caveat that there may be more to learn.

    “Teachers can say things like, ‘I’m showing you what we think is true, but there are a lot of other possibilities you should consider,’” Schulz says.

    I observed this behavior with my son and the "Smart Car" toy. The game we came up with for the toy was just as engaging and fascinating as the "official" toy rules, but I think it's fair to say that we received a whole lot more value from it as a result of the learning and exploration.

    The same holds true for Google+.

    Have you created experiments with Google+? Tested a few theories perhaps? Do share!

    #googleplustips   #scientificmethod   #education  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-18 23:20:18
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    TimeZone Reshare
    #weekend   #funzone   #howdy  

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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-18 23:14:06
    That moment when you share a cat photo and it doesn't get any plusses after 5 minutes so you start refreshing and assume that Google Plus must be broken...
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-16 21:34:47
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    Getting Ready! 
    Starts soon! Come join the fun!!!

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    TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT
    Hey G+niuses, the show start in less than two hours! I'm so nervousexcitedgrateful! Watch and join live at: bit.ly/1nq6BQT  

    I can't wait to see your beautifulamazing faces fill my screen!
    XO, Daria

    Ps. Apparently the pre-hangout jitters make my wordsruntogether ;)

    #hangoutiversary   #amplifyyourdreams    #hangoutsonair   #hoa   #tonight   #live  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-16 03:10:56
    <pet peeves> too long to list </pet peeves>
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-15 21:35:44
    RESHARE:
    Hollywood Circles
    Game shows are the newest rage on Google Plus Hangouts :)

    Come join the fun Sunday night at 10pm EST!

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    If you love old game shows and Google Hangouts come Join our community:
    http://bit.ly/GameShowHOA
    If you join our community you will be invited to every game night.

    Sunday 10pm Eastern we are having the Premier Episode of the G+ Hollywood Circles Game Show.
    Just like tic-tac-toe and Hollywood squares.
    One female guest gets the circles
    One male guest gets the pluses  
    (can't have "x's" when you can have pluses)
    All they have to do is agree or disagree with the star of their choice!
    Oh and get 3 in a row!!
    Come have some fun with us!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-10 17:23:54
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    Starts in 40 minutes!
    Join us today to learn tips and for a chance to win prizes! +Circloscope is giving away a FREE Pro Plan today ($178 retail value)! Lots of prizes available including:

    +Circloscope - (1) Free Pro Plan
    +Friends+Me - 1 Starter Plan Free For Life!
    +CircleCount - (3) T-Shirts with a NEW Logo
    +Steady Demand - ( To ALL ) SD Pro 30 Days Accounts 
    +NOD3x - (1) 3 months full NOD3x access to all data sources and premium UIs

    +Dustin W. Stout of +dustn.tv will be the Host of this event.

    Remember the game, and bring a #drink  with you to this event, every time you hear the word TOOL , you must take a sip! 

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    Join the Tools of Google Plus +Steady Demand  +NOD3x  +CircleCount  +Circloscope +Friends+Me  as we talk about the top 3 tips on how to get the most of +Google+ using tools to get the best ROE ( Return On Engagement ).

    This event will be packed with insights, information, informality and prizes!

    +Circloscope - (1) Free Pro Plan
    +Friends+Me - 1 Starter Plan Free For Life!
    +CircleCount - (3) T-Shirts with a NEW Logo
    +Steady Demand  - ( To ALL ) SD Pro 30 Days Accounts 
    +NOD3x (1) 3 months full NOD3x access to all data sources and premium UIs

    +Dustin W. Stout of +dustn.tv will be the Host of this event.

    Producer: +Ben Fisher 
    Host: +Dustin W. Stout 
    Cast: +Nils Tschampel +John Dietrich  +Lee Smallwood  +Ben Fisher  +Christine DeGraff  +Alois Bělaška +Craig Fifield +Stephan Hovnanian 

    Remember the game, and bring a #drink  with you to this event, every time you hear the word TOOL , you must take a sip! ?

    http://www.steadydemand.com/Google-Plus-Brand-Audit-Tool.php
    http://www.nod3x.com
    http://www.circloscope.com
    http://www.friendsplus.me
    http://www.circlecount.com
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-06 15:41:53
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    Starts in 1hr 20min!
    This is a special showing of last week's music hangout with The Aston Family! We are going to replay an edited version in "concert style" and then afterwards open up a hangout party! It's going to be fun and you're invited!

    http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyParty

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    The Aston Family Music Hangout Party!
    Calling all music fans! Last week's music hangout with the #PhabAstonFour was such a success that we have put together a special presentation for us all to watch together! Grab a glass of wine and join The Aston Family once again, this time from the audience, while we watch and listen to the music together! Afterwards, we will open up a hangout and everyone is welcome to jump in and meet The Astons! I am sure that +Sue Aston will have plenty of rock cakes to go around and I know many of you would like to talk to +Phil Aston about his debut appearance last week - and of course we know you must have questions for +Dan Aston and +Lee Aston about what it is like growing up in this terrific family!

    When? Sunday, July 6th at 1pm EST 
    Where? All Over The World!

    This is going to be fun! Help show your love and support for The Aston Family by joining us! This will be a fun, uplifting and very enjoyable party around the world!

    Set List:
    Nancy's Garden
    Flight
    Pale Jacket
    Homecoming 
    Way Home
    Alsia
    Lee on classical guitar (cover song Cavatina)
    Dance of the Red Glove

    Links:
    http://www.sueaston.com
    http://www.danaston.com

    Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout    
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff 

    Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube: 
    https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    My Music Hangout Website:
    http://www.MyMusicHangout.com

    #MyMusicHangout    #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-05 19:50:41
    Did You Miss It Last Week? Join Us Tomorrow!!!
    Everyone's talking about last week's The Aston Family Music Hangout on +My Music Hangout so we are going to put together a 30 minute concert from the footage and invite you to join The Aston's for a live viewing party! http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyParty

    After The Concert - Join Us For A Live Party!
    This is going to be a live viewing presentation of the music portions of last week's show and then everyone is invited to join us for a hangout party with the Aston Family!!!

    Come join the audience Sunday at 1pm EST along with +Sue Aston +Dan Aston +Phil Aston and Lee Aston from Cornwall, UK for a 30 minute music concert and then we will open up a hangout and talk about the music!

    Watch this short teaser video to see what you can expect and then RSVP and let's get the party started! 
    http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyParty

    #MyMusicHangout   #TheAstonFamily   #music   #concert  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-05 17:20:07
    +Bandit will not get out of bed today. I tried to tell him it's not Monday but he won't listen.
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-04 02:49:07
    Please Turn Up The Music!
    The aha moment when you realize you need to totally redo your circles so your streams are filled with music shares instead of hundreds of social media posts about the 10 best ways to do this or that.

    #mymusichangout #music #makesmehappy
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-02 08:12:10
    <rant>



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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-01 15:40:44
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    I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to know that I had a part in making this happen. I can tell you that +Phil Aston's guitar isn't dusty anymore and I hope it never goes back in the corner behind the chair!

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    The day my guitar came out from behind the Chair or behind the scenes at The Aston Family Show HOA

    A few weeks ago +Sue Aston  told me that +Christine DeGraff    wanted to feature all of us on her music HOA Bandwidth.  I remember thinking how great that would be and what a fabulous opportunity.  

    Sue then mentioned that the show was to feature all of us playing.  Well yes I’ll be producing so that’s fine.  _No, she wants to see us all play_.  Well how is that going to work, I haven’t played for a couple of years and Lee has never been on a HOA?  
    I then parked the idea at the back of my mind and got on with my usual projects. 

    I think it was last Thursday when Sue was finalizing the set list and had been practicing everyday (like she does) that I knew this was really going to happen.  My usual answers regarding looking at some sound issues were falling on deaf ears.

    My guitar was not in good shape, rusty strings and looking very sad. On Saturday I spent the day changing strings, taking the guitar apart and finding my around it again.  I also wrote some music so the neural networks were starting to fire again.
    Later that night Lee played his first HOA in front of some real rock stars as part of the Battle of The Bands competition.  It was 2am, he is 15 and he nailed it, this left just me.

    Sunday 29th arrived and we spent most of the day turning our living room into Abbey Road Studios.  Amps were put in different locations and mics and various bits of software were coaxed into talking to each other. 

    Later in the afternoon we did a quick run through of the various instrument set ups, designed a lower third and waiting for the green room to open.

    Christine opened up the green room an hour in advance, which enabled us to test the sound levels again.  This was very important for me as one of the cats had sat on my amp and changed all the levels!

    When it came to me testing my bit, Christine said ‘You do know you are out of shot don’t you?’  I replied that I did, but I was hoping no one would notice.

    The show started on time and all of the guests were so supportive that I could tell this was going to be special. (I tend be on the floor bent over the mixing desk monitoring the sound and watching the comments via a laptop).

    What became apparent very quickly was the comment stream was not only very busy but full of love and support for what we were doing.  I felt great but very nervous when it came to my musical debut not just for the playing bit but the mix was going to have to look after itself.

    It seemed like a blur when the show came to an end, and the comments of support just kept coming. 

    This was another Hangout On Air, live on Google Plus, but it felt much more than that.  Aside from personal triumphs this to me showed the power of this platform, interaction without borders or doors. G+ is far more than a business tool; it is the future of TV.

    I wish to end this very long post with +Kristin Drysdale 's  review of the show on the +Mark H.O.A. Seydel show.  _“We found out Phil Aston was a rocker, which was awesome ”_, this made my day!!

    So the outcome from this is that there will be more Aston Family Shows with +My Music Hangout  and Sue has found a whole bunch of photos from my past to share with you.  
    Oh and we have our own hashtag #phabastonfour  

    See you on the next one!
    +Christine DeGraff without you this would not have happened, we are eternally grateful.
    Thank you to +Mia Voss +DigiDesk +John Ellis +Sheila Strover +Lee Aston +Dan Aston and +Sue Aston 

    #hangoutsonair   #astonfamilyshow  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-30 20:31:21
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    Starts in 30 Minutes! Come talk about +Circloscope with us and learn how to use it to build your relationship circles. 

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    Join me, +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield as we talk about the brand new +Circloscope tool for Google Plus. 

    Get the new CircloScope here $47 year: http://goo.gl/AyV9LK

    Get the free version here: http://goo.gl/P5jnir

    Watch how this tool can single-handedly create more relationships for you now because you have a way to manage them more efficiently.  You will see some neat tips on how circles can help you on your Google Plus marketing and why you need this circle manager every day to stay afloat on this platform.

    #googleplustools   #googleplustips   #circlemanagement   #googlepluscircles  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-29 16:01:18
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    Starts in One Hour!
    and you better believe we will be on time!
    Please come join us for a very special musical performance by the entire Aston family. I guarantee it will lift your spirits and brighten your day!

    http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangout

    Note we are going to try something different and are "simulcasting" this on the #gemba2014  event page as well!

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    The Aston Family: BandWidth HOA: My Music Hangout
    Calling all music fans! Please join +My Music Hangout on Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST for an intimate hangout with The Aston Family!

    +Sue Aston and her son +Dan Aston will be playing some of their music for us and we will have discussion in between songs. Sue's son Lee might also make an appearance. This show will be produced by +Phil Aston

    We have given away special backstage passes in advance for this special event to: +Sheila Strover +DigiDesk +Mia Voss and +Chef Dennis Littley 

    Links:
    http://www.sueaston.com
    http://www.danaston.com

    Upcoming Events:
    The Sue Aston Show - Music, Art & Foot
    https://plus.google.com/events/curndqiutiltrsagfscq2nkr384
    Sunday, June 22nd, 1pm EST

    More details coming soon!!!

    Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout & +BandWidth Hangout On Air   
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff  
    HOA/IRL Producer: +DENNIS N. DUCE   

    Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube: 
    https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    My Music Hangout Website:
    http://www.MyMusicHangout.com

    #MyMusicHangout   #BandWidthHOA   #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-29 08:11:54
    No Clue
    I don't even remember what this was all about - but I do remember that the first thing I thought when I saw +Dustin W. Stout IRL was "OMG that's Dustin Stout* - and that was pretty cool and so is he! Dustin kept us entertained by teaching us the right way to eat a cupcake and just by being Dustin :)

    Definitely one of my peeps!!!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-29 07:20:18
    She's My Girl
    Continuing from previous post, +Mia Voss has had a huge impact on making my life more fun. I love this girl! From the fun HOAs we have done together (and with our #lovely +Craig Fifield), the time we spent together at #SMMW14, her being silly in private hangouts with my grandkids (and yes she wears the crown always - this is a rare shot without - pillow fight!), Google Google Google (inside joke), #getpaidtobeawesone, and just feeling happy whenever she's in the virtual room with me - Mia is one of my peeps #farealz. 
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-29 01:52:05
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    The Aston Family Music Hangout!
    This is happening tomorrow at 1pm EST! SO EXCITING we just had +Sue Aston and Lee play live for 3 rock star judges on http://bit.ly/gemba2014!!! It was Lee's first ever HOA - he is 15 years old - and he performed live for Jim Peterik, Zach Carothers and Metal Mike and did awesome!!! How freaking cool is that??? 

    Be sure to come join us tomorrow at 1pm!!!
    http://bit.ly/TheAstonFamilyMusicHangout

    #MyMusicHangout   #music   #TheAstonFamily   #gemba2014   #schoolofrock  

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    The Aston Family: BandWidth HOA: My Music Hangout
    Calling all music fans! Please join +My Music Hangout on Sunday, June 29th at 1pm EST for an intimate hangout with The Aston Family!

    +Sue Aston and her son +Dan Aston will be playing some of their music for us and we will have discussion in between songs. Sue's son Lee might also make an appearance. This show will be produced by +Phil Aston

    We have given away special backstage passes in advance for this special event to: +Sheila Strover +DigiDesk +Mia Voss and +Chef Dennis Littley 

    Links:
    http://www.sueaston.com
    http://www.danaston.com

    Upcoming Events:
    The Sue Aston Show - Music, Art & Food
    https://plus.google.com/events/curndqiutiltrsagfscq2nkr384
    Sunday, June 22nd, 1pm EST

    More details coming soon!!!

    Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout & +BandWidth Hangout On Air   
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff  
    HOA/IRL Producer: +DENNIS N. DUCE   

    Subscribe to My Music Hangout on YouTube: 
    https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    My Music Hangout Website:
    http://www.MyMusicHangout.com

    #MyMusicHangout   #BandWidthHOA   #music   #indiemusic   #SueAston   #DanAston   #hangoutsonair  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-27 16:47:34
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    Live interviews with the ROCK STAR judges for GEMBA begin today!!! (http://bit.ly/gemba2014) The judges for #Gemba2014 are: 

    Earl Slick
    If you’ve been a fan of rock ‘n’ roll over any part of the last 30+ years, chances are you’re an Earl Slick fan too, even if you don’t know it. From the spacey sounds of seventies Bowie, to the seminal solo work of John Lennon, to the gritty resurgence of punk pioneers the New York Dolls, Slick has had two hands in shaping the sounds that have come to define legends.

    Rich Redmond
    As the drumming powerhouse behind Grammy nominated mega star JASON ALDEAN, Rich has recorded 17 #1 singles with over 7 million albums sold and well over 13 million single downloads. As a high-energy live showman, Rich plays sold out shows of 20-60,000 fans nightly in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums across North America.

    Carl Restivo
    Carl Restivo is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and sound engineer. His unique abilities as a lead singer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards) have landed him spots on tour with Rihanna, Tom Morello's Freedom Fighter Orchestra supporting The Nightwatchman, Perry Farrell's Satellite Party, and Street Sweeper Social Club.

    Dimitri Coats
    Dimitri Coats is best known as the frontman for the hard rock band Burning Brides and as the guitarist in the hardcore punk band Off!. The Brides have released four critically acclaimed albums and have toured with a variety of well-known acts ranging from The White Stripes and My Morning Jacket to Audioslave and A Perfect Circle. Dimitri is the songwriter and producer of the band which he formed with bass player and future wife Melanie Coats in 1999, a few years after he dropped out of the Juilliard School's acting program.

    Jimmy Chamberlin
    James Joseph "Jimmy" Chamberlin is an American drummer, songwriter, producer, and current CEO of LiveOne Inc. He is best known as the former drummer for the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Following the 2000 breakup of the band, Chamberlin joined Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan in the supergroup Zwan and also formed his own group, the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex. In 2005, Chamberlin joined Corgan in reforming The Smashing Pumpkins; he eventually left the group in March 2009 and performed in the group Skysaw until 2012.

    Jim Peterik
    Jim Peterik is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known as a member of the band Survivor and as vocalist and songwriter of the hit song "Vehicle" by The Ides of March. He also co-wrote the anthem "Eye of the Tiger," the theme from the motion picture Rocky III.

    Greg Corner
    Greg got his start in the music business throwing underground house events around the Chicago land area in the early 90’s, but it wasn’t until Greg joined the Chicago-based electronic-rock group Kill Hannah in 1997 that his live music career took off.

    Greg’s career as a DJ officially began in 2000 when Greg started his first club night Make Out Club, based around electronic and brit-rock music.  Make Out Club was an immediate hit, and Greg soon found himself booking international deejays to fill out the roster, including electro-house pioneer Tommie Sunshine. Make Out Club only came to an end in 2002 when Kill Hannah signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and the band began touring the U.S. extensively.

    Metal Mike
    Named by Halford as Metal Mike due to his intense passion for metal, Metal Mike is most commonly known as the guitarist who helped JUDAS PRIEST vocalist ROB HALFORD reclaim and hold his status as the true Metal God. Metal Mike is the guitarist for Rob Halford’s endeavor HALFORD. Metal Mike has written and appeared on all Halford Metal-is/Sanctuary Records label recordings Resurrection (2000), Live Insurrection (2001), Crucible (2002) and Fourging The Furnace (2003). Well past a million units sales mark, above efforts thrust Metal Mike into the international spotlight. 

    James Williamson
    James Robert Williamson is an American guitarist, songwriter, record producer and electronics engineer who is best known for his contribution to the protopunk rock band Iggy & The Stooges.

    Damon Ranger
    Damon Ranger is an accomplished award winning musician, songwriter and television/radio personality. You may not be familiar with his name, but you HAVE heard his music…

    For starters, Damon has won several awards for his song writing and musical collaborations, such as: Grammy for songwriting contributions with Kanye West for Record of the Year; Academy Award OSCAR for his writing contributions to Best Original Score “Life of Pi.”; MTV Video Music Award (Moonman) for his work on the Smashing Pumpkins ‘Tonight’ video; and numerous Emmy awards and nominations. 

    Zach Carothers
    Zach Carothers, founding member of the band Portugal. The Man. Portugal. The Man is currently based out of Portland, Oregon. However, the band formed in Wasilla, Alaska.  Singer/guitar player John Gourley and bassist/back up vocalist Zach Carothers both left Alaska in 2004.

    Since 2004, Portugal. The Man has released 5 EPs and 8 full length records. For their latest release, Evil Friends, Portugal. The Man were able to have Danger Mouse, who has worked with The Black Keys, Gorillaz, and many other well known artists in the past collaborate and produce their new record.

    #MyMusicHangout   #Gemba2014   #SchoolofRock  

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    Meet Our Judges!!!
    Join us all weekend for interviews with our ROCK STAR judges at #Gemba2014! The School of Rock Battle of the Bands is taking place this weekend at the largest music festival in the world and we are bringing you interviews, highlights, prizes and music all weekend long!!! Meet the judges who will determine the finalists and the winner!

    RSVP to our 3 day event at: http://bit.ly/gemba2014

    If you are at Summerfest this weekend, please take your School of Rock photos and videos with #Gemba2014  and we will be pulling them into our live stream from Google Plus, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Check out what's happening on our +RebelMouse stream at: https://www.rebelmouse.com/MyMusicHangoutROCKS/Gemba2014/

    #Gemba2014   #MyMusicHangout   #SchoolofRock  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-25 21:09:08
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    What.A.Bummer!
    Bah-Bye Google Authorship Thumbnails!
    #Authorship   #SERP   #Google  

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    We've been doing lots of work to clean up the visual design of our search results, in particular creating a better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices. As a part of this, we're simplifying the way authorship is shown in mobile and desktop search results, removing the profile photo and circle count. (Our experiments indicate that click-through behavior on this new less-cluttered design is similar to the previous one.)

    For more information on using authorship on pages of your website, check out https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1408986
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-23 04:04:40
    A Must See Music Performance
    This kid KILLED IT!!! I almost quit watching tonight (new show #RisingStar) until he came on and SET THE BAR SO HIGH!!! W00t! W00t! What a freaking incredible performance!!! +Jesse Kinch you ARE a star!!!

    #MyMusicHangout   #Loves   #JesseKinch  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-19 20:48:31
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    LOL cool way to quote someone!!! Thanks +Jason T. Wiser for featuring +Circloscope on #OnTrackTips today!!!

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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-19 05:34:32
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    Ummmm Too Funny!!!
    You crack me up +Owen Ellis! Watch my HOAs at your own risk! #drink!

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    The "UMMM" Communication Game
    'Humpday' Game courtesy of Google+ Hangouts™ On Air

    Looking for a way to get over the challenge of #Humpday ? The answer is right before your eyes, courtesy of the past week's airing of a growing number of Google+ Hangouts™ On Air.

    All one needs is;
    1. Two people or more (yes, this game can also be played in Teams!)
    2. A high-speed Internet Connection.
    3. A list of previously aired Google+ Hangouts™ On Air.
    4. A bottle of your favorite distilled beverage and a sufficient number of shot glasses (highballs may also be used) (NOTE: Choice of beverage is best determined by the value of the relationship established by the participants).

    Rules:
    1. Start or cue up your selection of your favorite HOA's. Note that this is a "Game of Competitive Tactics", so careful selection of HOA's and/or hosts is critical.
    2. Each time #UMMM (or #UH ) is used, each person is given an opportunity to either drink, or pass the drink to another player.
    3. Each time the word #Semantic (or #SemanticSearch ) is used, everybody takes a drink.

    Terms used in Rule 3 can easily be substituted. Suggested words include: #Authenticity , #Transperancy , #Hashtags , #Influence , #Marketing , #Feminism , #Facebook , #Plus , et al. This is a turn-based game. It is best that all participants involved draw straws (or some other agreeable means) to establish play ordering.

    Additional Notes:
    A clear path to a commode  or similar is highly recommended as the game advances. An ample supply of head-ache relief/ #hangovercure is also suggested for the next morning.

    CRITICAL NOTATION: An app is available for this game which can be side loaded on your Android™ device. Please note that Android™ and Google+ Hangouts™ are trademarks of Google, Inc.

    #disseminatingseeds #yesthisissatire  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-16 06:51:24
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    Begins Today
    Join the +Plus Your Business! Community today to get started exploring Google Plus with +martin shervington.

    #GooglePlusTips

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    Next week: five days of upping your Google+ skills!
    Join the community and get ready for a great week of content...

    We will cover...
    Monday: Profiles and Pages 
    Tuesday: Posts and Photos
    Wednesday: Circles and Communities
    Thursday: Exploring Google+ and Google Hangouts
    Friday: Hangout-on-Air with the PYB team, with Q&A and free Level 1 assessment!

    See you then. And please tell you friends :D
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-12 00:47:12
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    C'mon! Let's hangout and listen to some music!!!
    Starts in 15 minutes!!!

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    Berlin Breaks Salt Lake City, Utah Indie Band
    Rock/Alternative/Heavy Rock
    +BandWidth Hangout On Air presents Berlin Breaks
    A Live Indie Music Concert on +My Music Hangout 

    Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    This Weeks Band: Berlin Breaks
    Wednesday June 11th, 2014
    7:02 pm MST (9:02 pm EST, 8:02 pm CST, 6:02 pm PST)

    Listen to "My Sacrifice" http://goo.gl/tmfKNO on ReverbNation
    Listen to "Wasting Away" http://goo.gl/XngBrz on ReverbNation

    Join us on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 for a LIVE Concert Hangout On Air performed by Berlin Breaks broadcasting LIVE from +Sandy Station in Sandy, Utah. 

    Watch Live on Google+: http://goo.gl/iR3yKz
    My Music Hangout on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout
    Mobile Link: 

    Join our hosts +DENNIS N. DUCE, +Christine DeGraff  and +Rylee McDonald as we interview the and interact with the band. Let us know what you would like to learn about them!

    This Weeks Band: Berlin Breaks
    Twitter: http://goo.gl/k27naC
    Facebook: http://goo.gl/P4ueEg
    Website: http://goo.gl/Z5CceN
    ReverbNation: http://goo.gl/y9ZXm7

    The members of Berlin Breaks, all stemming from mixed musical backgrounds, have come together to revitalize the rock community. Guitarist Brandon Watson and drummer Trevor Rasmussen began writing material in Sept. 2012. Bassist Dustin Ballew was quickly recruited, and vocalist Richard Dean finalized the lineup in the early months of 2014.

    Play List Coming Soon

    Please support the band. They are not getting paid to be on +BandWidth Hangout On Air  or +My Music Hangout so your purchase of their songs will help them to keep creating more music.

    Let us know what you would like to learn about the band. You can join us live at Lumpy's South/Sandy Station or you can engage with the band live through the chat in this event.

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout   
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff  
    HOA/IRL Producer: +DENNIS N. DUCE 
    Production Company: +GomBoc.Me 
    Hosts: +DENNIS N. DUCE & +Christine DeGraff 
    Co-Host and Indie Music Consultant: +Rylee McDonald  
    Sound Engineer: +Laif Erickson 
    Location: +Sandy Station 

    Season One:
    S1 E01: +Advent Horizon  http://goo.gl/6P0a4c  +Rylee McDonald 
    S1 E02: +Bludgeon Muffin  http://goo.gl/olFrBV  +ArellanoJams 
    S1 E03: +Bludgeon Muffin http://goo.gl/SQGUBn +ArellanoJams 
    S1 E04: Mukti http://goo.gl/94L5t7 +Christopher David 
    S1 E05: +5 State Killing Spree   http://goo.gl/2tDJkj  +John Kammerer   +Steven Simmons 
    S1 E06: Circle the Stars http://goo.gl/TEWwJO S1 E07:  +Advent Horizon Warrant After Party  http://goo.gl/NMJdsD +Rylee McDonald 
    S1 E08 +Ars Nova http://goo.gl/t2pLUx with +Chris Foote +Kitleigh Evans  

    Season Two Bands:
    S2 E02 A Lily Gray https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106050675641651299878/events/cldk2hg78aojk82vpf8ucshke4g

    Upcoming Bands (Season Two):

    June 11th 2014: Berlin Breaks
    Rock/Alternative/Heavy Rock
    Website: http://goo.gl/Z5CceN

    June 29th 2014: The Aston Family
    Easy Listening, Celtic
    Website: http://goo.gl/YJ03il

    July 9th 2014 Perish Lane
    Hard Rock
    Website: http://goo.gl/eUczxT

    September 3rd The Fence
    Indie, Folk, Pop
    Facebook: http://goo.gl/8OyRwP

    See other Hangouts On Air produced by Gomboc.me: http://goo.gl/6oZhpX

    Watch Live on Dennis' Blog: 
    Watch Live on mymusichangout.com Blog: 

    Support Our Efforts By Becoming Our Patron!
    http://www.patreon.com/MyMusicHangout

    #MyMusicHangout   #hoaconcert   #HangoutsOnAirInRealLife       #music   #gombocme   #Gombocd   #HOAIRL   #indiemusic   #BandWidthHOA #BandWidthNation #BandWIdthFive   #TeamBandWidth  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-10 22:40:02
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    Tomorrow!
    Come out and join us! Looks like a fun show!

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    The Genius Loci Business & Media Show are proud to present live from 'Cornwall' in the UK, The Hands Across The Ocean Edition.

    This months topics
    Proposed subjects
    1. Sounds great but can you do it for me? - The Rise of the HOA producer
    a) Broadcasting from different locations
    b) Being your clients' brand page
    c) dealing with HOA nerves (especially the clients)
    2. The IRL / HOA hybrid   - The Food & Booze show is a great example of this format
    3. WebinarJam - a way to monetize HOAs or get none Google Plus users to see your shows?

    Our special guests are

    +Christine DeGraff Hangouts On Air, Google+ Connection Queen and one of the owners of +Circloscope 

    +Krishna De    Social Media consultant (Ireland)

    +Dave Webster   Owner of Webster Consulting (UK)

    +DigiDesk    Video Production and Editing - Hangout Hosting & Production (Scotland)

    +Chef Dennis Littley    Chef / Food Blogger / HOA Host (USA)

    +Mia Voss    Entrepreneur, Host of the #TheMiaConnectPowerChat (USA)

     +Sarah Santacroce    Helping Small Biz owners get clients online based in Switzerland 

    Your Hosts
    +Phil Aston    Digital Marketing / SEO / Photographer / HOA Host
    +Sue Aston    Composer + violinist / Music HOAs
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-08 03:44:39
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    Lessons in Fortune Cookies
    An awesome post by +Yoshi Takeda that was inspired by +Carolyn Capern. h/t +Sherrill Duce

    #OnlyListenToTheFortuneCookieInBed

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    Fortune Cookie Lessons

    I saw +Carolyn Capern do a fortune cookie post today, so I decided to crib it with my own fortune cookie picture.

    I guess this fortune cookie would be an example of what NOT TO DO in social media:

    Lesson #1 - Don't assume you know more than everyone else.  You needn't tell people not to listen to other fortune tellers.

    Lesson #2 - We are people in a community.  Not units for sale, nor a composite of our pictures, posts, and likes.  I learned this from +Sherrill Duce the other day.

    Lesson #3 - There is no secret formula.  It's all about engaging with people on things you care about and feel passion.

    Lesson #4 - You needn't win the lottery to be successful and happy.  But if you find 1,15,18,20,30,48 to be lucky - share your returns with  everyone!

    #fortunecookiequotes  
    #luckynumbers  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-05 22:43:27
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    Should be a Good Day!
    Tomorrow I'm joining the panel of +Chef Dennis Littley's Good Day Google+ along with +Larry Fournillier, +Yvonne Heimann and +Susan Finch to talk about planning and marketing. Come join us!

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    I hope you'll join me this week for Good Day Google+ with my guests -

    +Larry Fournillier Private Chef / Hangouts On Air(HOA) Presenter and Producer, Flavoring the World One Pot at a Time™

    +Christine DeGraff Social Media Strategist, Influence Marketer, Hangouts On Air Host, co-owner of Circloscope and owner of My Music Hangout.

    +Yvonne Heimann  Owner of AskYvi.com providing knowledge and resources in Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, WordPress and Search Engine Optimization.

    +Susan Finch PR/Marketing & Advertising, Web developer, interviewer, co-host, graphic designer including collateral materials, training guides and videos, online presence "gatherer."

    Good Day Google+ is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll eat away with new friends and quite a bit of information. You will not find any controversy just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging the real people. 

    Bring your lunch or bring a friend just do not miss the best weekly HOA on Google+! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! 

    Friday, June 6  at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12pm CST | 1 pm EST
    Check your time zone here -> http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   

    Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during The shows broadcast live. 

    But if you can not watch it live you do not worry can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR

    #GoodDayGooglePlus   #rockthegplushouse       #askchefdennis 
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-02 15:35:49
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    Sign Up to Get Stats in Your Inbox
    +CircleCount just released a new feature, a weekly personalized newsletter! Very helpful!

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    Your Personalized Weekly CircleCount Newsletter
    Google+ Statistics in your Inbox

    Today we have sent out our first newsletter.
    You can see the first part of the newsletter in the screenshot.

    You will find there:
    ☞ the tip of the week
    ☞ your follower growth of the last 7 days
    ☞ the change in your follower and view growth
    ☞ the responses on your posts last week and the week before
    ☞ your top posts of the last 7 days
    ☞ the people from your circles having birthday in the next week
    ☞ the visitors of your profile
    ☞ the Cream of the Crop of the last 7 days

    Did I mention that it's free? ;)
    Here you go: http://www.circlecount.com/settings/

    Some stats since we love #transparency :
    - right now there are 814 subscribers
    - 597 have received already the newsletter
    - the others will receive it in the coming 2-3 hours
    - 170 have already opened the newsletter (in average 3 hours after the newsletter has been sent)

    Have you seen it already in your inbox? Do you like it? 
    Feel free to share it with your circles ;)

    Thanks a lot for beta testing in the last weeks +Markos Giannopoulos +Lee Smallwood +Jaana Nyström +martin shervington +Rajesh Narayanan +Bearman Cartoons +Giovanni Totaro +pio dal cin +Octavio Alonso Maya Castro +Christine DeGraff +Luc Suy (in no specific order)
      
    #circlecount #newsletter #DiscoverGooglePlus
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-01 16:22:30
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    Tomorrow at 2:30pm EST
    Please come join +Ronnie Bincer and I for an interview with +martin shervington tomorrow at 2:30pm EST.

    Learn about how building your community can build your influence and help make your own campaigns more successful.

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    The Importance of Building Your Community
    +martin shervington is widely recognized as both a leader and a pioneer on Google+; his two main areas of focus, Plus Your Life! and Plus Your Business!, are designed to help both individuals and brands by transforming the way they connect with others using Google+.

    Community building has been at the foundation of +martin shervington’s success. He often uses circles to bring together small groups of people to opt into various campaigns and has published several case studies (http://bit.ly/1rdJiNH) using data mined from +NOD3x that show the importance of getting others from your community involved in order to ensure the success of your campaign. 

    Martin recently announced a new initiative, “PYB Neighborhoods” (http://bit.ly/1jYiXiG), which will soon bring brand pages together in a new and unique way. As with Martin’s other initiatives, PYB Neighborhoods will involve building small communities by bringing together people and businesses that are committed to the success of the project.

    Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques
    +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x 

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    Upcoming Shows in the Series
    Welcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. 

    Monday, June 2nd
    An interview with: +martin shervington 
    Speaker, Consultant, Author, Professional Coach, Marketing Psychologist

    Monday, June 16th
    An interview with: +Jaana Nyström
    Google+ Top Contributor, Coach, Blogger, Consultant and Entrepreneur

    Monday, July 2nd
    An interview with: +Chef Dennis Littley
    Chef, Food Blogger, HOA Host

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    Previous Episodes: Tools
    Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  
    +CircleCount: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol 
    +Circloscope: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM 
    +Steady Demand: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0  
    +NOD3x: http://bit.ly/1gWHG5w 
    Review of Tools Covered: http://bit.ly/Qm8VuS   

    Previous Episodes: Techniques

    Using Hangouts on Air to Build Influence
    An interview with +David Amerland: http://bit.ly/1mTctAf
    In his most recent best-selling book, Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time, David says “Hangouts on Air are a unique opportunity. This is the most disruptive marketing opportunity we have had for a long time. At a stroke you can dispel doubts about who you are and what you do, reach people, form relationships, and create new potential customers, and you can do it both in real time and asynchronously, increasing your marketing footprint with time.”

    Connecting With Influencers To Improve Search Results
    An interview with +Eric Enge: http://bit.ly/1mV7tu5 
    “If you can build a strong audience of your own, or if major influencers in your market space +1 or share the content, this can get you a lot of exposure to your target market.” Google+ & SEO: How Google+ Impacts Search Results (Search Engine Watch, Nov 2013, http://bit.ly/1tXnC7v)

    Using Google Authorship to Increase Visibility and Influence in Google Search
    An interview with +Mark Traphagen: http://bit.ly/1kcmaFI
    “Anyone who wants to make use of Google+ as part of an overall strategy of increasing visibility and influence in Google Search should be actively pursuing all of the following tactics: Build a strong network within Google+; Cultivate quality links from trusted websites; Use Google Authorship for your content across the Web” How Google Plus Profiles & Pages Gain Search Authority (Search Engine Land, Nov 21, http://selnd.com/1mShoVB

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    Learn More
    Case Study Example Using Tools Covered by +Christine DeGraff: http://bit.ly/1jFt0Xb  
    View on +Flipboard curated by +todd l lebeauc: http://flip.it/ojxyN 
    YouTube Playlist curated by +Ronnie Bincer http://bit.ly/1mV7BJY 

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    #TNTBootcamp airs on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET.

    #SocialMediaMarketing #InfluencerMarketing #GooglePlusTips #DataMining 
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-01 07:51:13
    Amateur iPhone 'Photographer' Takes Photos from Moving Vehicle, Uses Drama Filter, and Posts them on Google Plus and You Won't Believe What Happened Next :)

    Just trying to have dramatic title to match photos :)

    Salem County, New Jersey, USA
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-05-28 19:29:56
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    Building Your Community
    This Monday on #TNTBootcamp  +Ronnie Bincer and I will be talking with +martin shervington about the importance of building  your community and how he has been able to get his community involved in many fun "quests" and initiatives on Google+. We will also talk about his new "PYB Neighborhoods" that is launching soon.

    #influencermarketing   #marketing   #campaigns  

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    The Importance of Building Your Community
    +martin shervington is widely recognized as both a leader and a pioneer on Google+; his two main areas of focus, Plus Your Life! and Plus Your Business!, are designed to help both individuals and brands by transforming the way they connect with others using Google+.

    Community building has been at the foundation of +martin shervington’s success. He often uses circles to bring together small groups of people to opt into various campaigns and has published several case studies (http://bit.ly/1rdJiNH) using data mined from +NOD3x that show the importance of getting others from your community involved in order to ensure the success of your campaign. 

    Martin recently announced a new initiative, “PYB Neighborhoods” (http://bit.ly/1jYiXiG), which will soon bring brand pages together in a new and unique way. As with Martin’s other initiatives, PYB Neighborhoods will involve building small communities by bringing together people and businesses that are committed to the success of the project.

    Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques
    +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x 

    *******************************************

    Upcoming Shows in the Series
    Welcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. 

    Monday, June 2nd
    An interview with: +martin shervington 
    Speaker, Consultant, Author, Professional Coach, Marketing Psychologist

    Monday, June 16th
    An interview with: +Jaana Nyström
    Google+ Top Contributor, Coach, Blogger, Consultant and Entrepreneur

    Monday, July 2nd
    An interview with: +Chef Dennis Littley
    Chef, Food Blogger, HOA Host

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    Previous Episodes: Tools
    Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  
    +CircleCount: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol 
    +Circloscope: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM 
    +Steady Demand: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0  
    +NOD3x: http://bit.ly/1gWHG5w 
    Review of Tools Covered: http://bit.ly/Qm8VuS   

    Previous Episodes: Techniques

    Using Hangouts on Air to Build Influence
    An interview with +David Amerland: http://bit.ly/1mTctAf
    In his most recent best-selling book, Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time, David says “Hangouts on Air are a unique opportunity. This is the most disruptive marketing opportunity we have had for a long time. At a stroke you can dispel doubts about who you are and what you do, reach people, form relationships, and create new potential customers, and you can do it both in real time and asynchronously, increasing your marketing footprint with time.”

    Connecting With Influencers To Improve Search Results
    An interview with +Eric Enge: http://bit.ly/1mV7tu5 
    “If you can build a strong audience of your own, or if major influencers in your market space +1 or share the content, this can get you a lot of exposure to your target market.” Google+ & SEO: How Google+ Impacts Search Results (Search Engine Watch, Nov 2013, http://bit.ly/1tXnC7v)

    Using Google Authorship to Increase Visibility and Influence in Google Search
    An interview with +Mark Traphagen: http://bit.ly/1kcmaFI
    “Anyone who wants to make use of Google+ as part of an overall strategy of increasing visibility and influence in Google Search should be actively pursuing all of the following tactics: Build a strong network within Google+; Cultivate quality links from trusted websites; Use Google Authorship for your content across the Web” How Google Plus Profiles & Pages Gain Search Authority (Search Engine Land, Nov 21, http://selnd.com/1mShoVB

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    Learn More
    Case Study Example Using Tools Covered by +Christine DeGraff: http://bit.ly/1jFt0Xb  
    View on +Flipboard curated by +todd l lebeauc: http://flip.it/ojxyN 
    YouTube Playlist curated by +Ronnie Bincer http://bit.ly/1mV7BJY 

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    #TNTBootcamp airs on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET.

    #SocialMediaMarketing #InfluencerMarketing #GooglePlusTips #DataMining 
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-05-27 21:07:33
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    Are You Ready for Another Music Hangout??? 
    I know I am! Please join +My Music Hangout tomorrow for A Lily Grey - a progressive rock/alternative metal band out of Salt Lake City!

    #MyMusicHangout   #BandWidthHOA   #music   #hangout  

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    A Lily Grey Salt Lake City, Utah Indie Band
    Progressive Rock/Alternative Metal
    +BandWidth Hangout On Air presents A Lily Grey
    A Live Indie Music Concert on +My Music Hangout 

    This Weeks Band: A Lily Grey
    Wednesday May 28th, 2014
    7:02 pm MST (9:02 pm EST, 8:02 pm CST, 6:02 pm PST)
    Check out the YouTube Playlist for A Lily Grey: http://goo.gl/azjGs1

    Artists A Lily Grey Likes
    the Deftones, Etched In Red, Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool, 10 Years, The Who, Shinedown, Tool, Incubus, Dream Theater, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coheed and Cambria

    Join us on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 for another LIVE Concert Hangout On Air performed by A Lily Grey broadcasting LIVE from +Sandy Station  in Sandy, Utah. 

    Watch Live on Google+: 
    My Music Hangout on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    Join our hosts +DENNIS N. DUCE and +Rylee McDonald as we interview the and interact with the band. Let us know what you would like to learn about them!

    This Weeks Band: A Lily Grey

    Facebook: http://goo.gl/RxCXNU YouTube: http://goo.gl/mwtRtq ReverbNation: http://goo.gl/YtDd1j

    Check out some of the songs on YouTube:

    The A Lily Grey Playlist on +My Music Hangout's YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/azjGs1

    Into The Vision: http://goo.gl/w5YTyY
    Waiting Room: http://goo.gl/QbriOe
    Velvet Letter: http://goo.gl/Ro5CkW

    Biography
    A Lily Gray wastes no time, immediately capturing the listener’s deepest attention through their unique mix of explosive and captivating guitars, heart pounding rhythms, and powerful, yet ethereal clean vocals. Their finely crafted sound bridges the gap between today’s alternative metal and progressive rock while incorporating melodic pop/rock like hooks, arousing and engaging the listener every s... See More

    Description
    By, SLUG Magazine:

    A Lily Gray
    The Fall EP
    Self-Released
    Street: 05.01.12

    A Lily Gray = Dead Letter Circus + Ashes Divide

    Local rock group A Lily Gray has released a solid and highly enjoyable EP with The Fall. The album is ethereal and emotive, a bit more complex than most standard rock, but not quite stepping into any “progressive” territory, and has a strong foundation in the complementary sound of the music with singer David Lynn’s unique and far-reaching, clean vocals. Woven throughout and underneath are clear lines of influence from Tool and Deftones, and some sections also conjure shades of Shinedown. “The Fall” is their strongest single track on this four-song EP, with a supremely catchy melody and guitar work reminiscent of Billy Howerdel’s upbeat, string-tripping style. (Really, fans of any of Howerdel’s projects would not be disappointed.) There is a great, heavy ending to the EP’s closer “Adaline” that makes me excited to hear more from this group’s secret stash. A Lily Gray is a group that has a cohesive vision, passionate delivery and a bright future. –Megan Kennedy

    Band Interests
    apple drank (its green)

    Play List Coming Soon

    Please support the band. They are not getting paid to be on +BandWidth Hangout On Air or +My Music Hangout so your purchase of their songs will help them to keep creating more music.

    *Buy Waiting Room on iTunes: http://goo.gl/gA1FaY*

    Let us know what you would like to learn about the band. You can join us live at Lumpy's South/Sandy Station or you can engage with the band live through the chat in this event.

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout   
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff 
    HOA/IRL Producer: +DENNIS N. DUCE 
    Production Company: +GomBoc.Me 
    Host: +DENNIS N. DUCE 
    Co-Host and Indie Music Consultant: +Rylee McDonald 
    Sound Engineer: +Laif Erickson 
    Location: +Sandy Station 

    Past Bands:

    W1 S1: +Advent Horizon http://goo.gl/6P0a4c  +Rylee McDonald 
    W2 S1 +Bludgeon Muffin http://goo.gl/olFrBV  +ArellanoJams 
    W3 S1 +Bludgeon Muffin http://goo.gl/SQGUBn +ArellanoJams 
    W4 S1 Mukti http://goo.gl/94L5t7 +Christopher David 
    W5 S1 +5 State Killing Spree  http://goo.gl/2tDJkj +John Kammerer  +Steven Simmons
    W6 S1 Circle the Stars
    W6 S1 +Advent Horizon Warrant After Party  http://goo.gl/NMJdsD +Rylee McDonald 

    Upcoming Bands:

    May 28th 2014 A Lily Grey
    Progressive Rock/Alternative Metal

    June 11th 2014 Berlin Breaks
    Rock/Alternative/Heavy Rock
    Website: http://goo.gl/Z5CceN

    July 9th 2014 Perish Lane
    Hard Rock
    Website: http://goo.gl/eUczxT

    September 3rd The Fence
    Indie, Folk, Pop
    Facebook: http://goo.gl/8OyRwP

    See other Hangouts On Air produced by Gomboc.me: http://goo.gl/6oZhpX

    Watch Live on Dennis' Blog: 
    Watch Live on mymusichangout.com Blog: 

    #MyMusicHangout   #hoaconcert   #HangoutsOnAirInRealLife   #music        #gombocme   #Gombocd   #HOAIRL   #indiemusic   #BandWidthHOA #BandWidthNation #BandWIdthFive   #TeamBandWidth  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-16 08:40:12
    "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." - Abraham Maslow
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-11 22:22:35
    Mind Boggling
    It really bothers me that Google Plus search is useless on my iOS app. Whether I search by name or hashtag or whether I sort by best of or most recent doesn't matter - I am going to get at most 7 results and then they just start repeating. Why Google Plus? Why? Will this ever be fixed??? 
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-07-02 16:39:49
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    Congratulations!
    +Wade Harman has been working hard on a new relationship marketing course and I believe this kid just might have the secret sauce! I've been very impressed watching +Wade Harman grow his career over this past year on Google Plus and wish him the very best.

    So what are you waiting for? Check it out and sign up!

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    A Very Special Announcement
    I am happy to report that the Relationship Experience Course is up and ready to go for those of you that are interested in building your social media strategy on the foundation of friendships and opportunities!

    Click Here To Go To The Course Page: http://www.wadeharman.com/relationship-marketing-course

    As an ex-coal miner, I can understand what it's like to have zero experience in marketing on social media.  I guess that may be why I'm so good at building relationships and drawing people to my business.  I've never had to learn the "right" way to do it, I just did it the way I thought I would like to be marketed to.  

    The end result was relationships with awesome people that have helped me build my business to what it is today.  I really appreciate those friends that I have met, and this is what the course is all about. 

    Some people wonder how I can get a major influencer's attention and then build a relationship with that person...well, now you can learn it for yourself.  

    This course is a video series/screenshare tutorials (no talking heads) that will share with you my exact methods on how I build relationships every day.  

    Watch the video below to get a better explanation of what you can do with this, and don't forget to click the link http://www.wadeharman.com/relationship-marketing-course/

    I couldn't have done this without +Jason Mathes +Jeff Sieh +Sara LaMothe +Keep Me Company Pet Sitting +Kristin Drysdale +Carin Kilby Clark and +Anna Godfrey.

    I would also like to mention a special thank you to +martin shervington +David Amerland +Mark Traphagen +Christine DeGraff +Ryan Hanley +Mike Allton +troy mc laughlin +Yifat Cohen +Craig Chamberlin and a lot of other great people that have really helped me and encouraged me to follow my dreams online!  Appreciate you guys!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-29 07:08:36
    One of My Peeps
    So there are posts going around (started by +Dave Besbris) about who are your peeps on Google Plus - and I feel blessed to have made many very very strong connections and true friends here and I hope to make even more. There are too many people to name them all so I am going to name just a few that I have met in real life - people that I really look forward to seeing again - and I think I will do it in a few posts!

    For starters - this photo was when +Ben Fisher, Dave and +Bethan Davies went shopping and dropped $700 (blame Dave) on booze for our HIRL at #SMMW14 - you heard that right - and I don't even drink lol! It was a pretty darn cool party though!

    I just love this guy. +Ben Fisher you are one of my peeps!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-25 14:29:25
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    I'm really enjoying +Gina Fiedel's videos. They are short (good), to the point (good), informative (good), thought-provoking (good) and she has a story-telling voice that I love listening to. It is hard to believe that this is only her second video and that she is camera shy. Well done Gina!

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    How-To Articles: Why We Need To Proceed With Caution
    Even When All You Want Is To Be Told What To Do

    This is a cautionary tale. A tale that I’ve participated in from each side of the story.

    Whenever I land upon what I perceive to be a Golden How-To Article, I imagine that now I've found it, everything will fall into place nice and neat just the way I want it to. I’ll learn what I need to, I’ll fix what’s broken, I’ll put together what’s still not assembled. So I dive in with the purest and happiest of optimistic intentions.

    That has happened more times than I can count (and continues to happen).

    And something else happened too. I started noticing a drooping sense of disappointment and that I was only getting so far with the guidance I sought so keenly after because a critical part of the story wasn't ever there.

    No matter how comprehensive, how perfect and meticulous... and how much that was there filled my needs of the moment, there was always a limit to how far it could take me. I usually ended up feeling that something was missing. The thing that was missing was me.

    To make matters more complicated, I have written my own How-To articles. I’m the producer and the receiver. It’s with all that in mind, that I made this short video. I am wary of formulas at best, but if there's going to be one or the semblance of one, at least it can be our own.

    Click through to have a look-see-hear.

    http://www.fateyes.com/video-how-to-articles-how-to-use-them-best/

    This is Episode #2 in the series of videos titled "Talking Out Loud". It's an interesting shift from hiding behind my keyboard and embarking on video content marketing.

    Posted by +Gina Fiedel for +Fat Eyes Web Development
    If you'd like to be included in my Notifications Circle, please let me know in the comments.

    #videocontentmarketing #howtoarticles #talkingoutloud  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-22 18:38:50
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    Starts in 20 minutes! Be sure to watch live for a special discount on the new and improved +Circloscope!
    #googleplustools   #circlemanagement   #socialmedia  

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    Welcome to another special edition of Social Media Hangout as we welcome Circloscope's finest: +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!

    Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout and our special guests from +Circloscope, +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!

    All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)

    Share this event publicly along with the hashtag #SMcircloscope   to be entered in our giveaway this week! Link to promotion coming soon! Be sure to check back HERE!

    If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enter

    In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:
    1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)
    2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #2
    3. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #3
    4. Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #4
    5. Twitter Redesign, "And Therefore" Content: Social Media Hangout #5
    6. It's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #6
    7. Christine & Mia Show... oh wait, no... its Social Media Hangout #7!
    8. Are you down with OPP, OPA and OPC? Social Media Hangout #8
    9. THE LOST EPISODE! Sorry! Not our fault!
    10. Google+ Stories, Panda 4.0, Google v EU: Social Media Hangout #10
    11. Choosing Platforms and Professionals, Managing Time - Social Media Hangout #11 
    12. Testing Marketers and Building Relationships - Social Media Hangout #12 
    13. Google My Business, SMX 2014, Facebook Advertising - Social Media Hangout #13

    Also available on SoundCloud, and coming VERY soon to iTunes!
    https://soundcloud.com/smhangouts/

    #googleplusevents                   #hangoutsonair                   #SMhangout   

    FAQ:
    What time is the event? The event always shows the local time (dependent upon your own time zone) if you are on desktop, but if the event is viewed on a Mobile Device it unfortunately will NOT show your local time, but will show our local time. Be sure to check the math! We are at 3pm EDT = 7pm GMT
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-22 06:25:13
    Do you search using hashtags to find interesting topics or conversations to join in? If so which ones?

    I'm not doing an experiment or study here - just looking for new topics to search!
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-22 01:41:33
    RESHARE:
    Watch +Social Media Hangout tomorrow!

    Reshared text:
    Welcome to another special edition of Social Media Hangout as we welcome Circloscope's finest: +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!

    Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout and our special guests from +Circloscope, +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!

    All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)

    Share this event publicly along with the hashtag #SMcircloscope   to be entered in our giveaway this week! Link to promotion coming soon! Be sure to check back HERE!

    If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enter

    In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:
    1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)
    2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #2
    3. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #3
    4. Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #4
    5. Twitter Redesign, "And Therefore" Content: Social Media Hangout #5
    6. It's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #6
    7. Christine & Mia Show... oh wait, no... its Social Media Hangout #7!
    8. Are you down with OPP, OPA and OPC? Social Media Hangout #8
    9. THE LOST EPISODE! Sorry! Not our fault!
    10. Google+ Stories, Panda 4.0, Google v EU: Social Media Hangout #10
    11. Choosing Platforms and Professionals, Managing Time - Social Media Hangout #11 
    12. Testing Marketers and Building Relationships - Social Media Hangout #12 
    13. Google My Business, SMX 2014, Facebook Advertising - Social Media Hangout #13

    Also available on SoundCloud, and coming VERY soon to iTunes!
    https://soundcloud.com/smhangouts/

    #googleplusevents                   #hangoutsonair                   #SMhangout   

    FAQ:
    What time is the event? The event always shows the local time (dependent upon your own time zone) if you are on desktop, but if the event is viewed on a Mobile Device it unfortunately will NOT show your local time, but will show our local time. Be sure to check the math! We are at 3pm EDT = 7pm GMT
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-21 04:29:38
    Now #THIS Looks Cool!!!
    Watch me get +My Music Hangout's profile on that wall!!! #RisingStar
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-19 21:17:33
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    Yes There IS a Secret!!!
    Just as sending MORE traffic to a website that doesn't convert will not do you much good neither will mass circling a bunch of people who are not active, not engaged, or not interested in what you offer. The secret to increased engagement on Google Plus is to find and attract a targeted audience and watch your engagement rates soar!

    Come join +Craig Fifield and I tomorrow on Content Warfare with +Ryan Hanley to learn more!

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    The Secret to Building an Engaged Audience on Google Plus

    Just as attracting more traffic to your website won't do you much good if you can't convert, a high follower count on Google Plus is meaningless if they are not active, engaged or even interested in what you have to say.

    Join Content Warfare TV and special guests +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield to talk about ways that you can quickly grow a targeted, active and engaged audience on Google Plus using +Circloscope

    Christine and Craig are co-founders of Circloscope, a circle management tool for Google Plus.

    Learn more about Circloscope here: http://www.circloscope.com.

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    Can't make this episode but still want the great content? Subscribe using your favorite method below:

    Subscribe by email: http://goo.gl/rz5b2U
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    Stitcher subscribe link: http://goo.gl/HAoxVR

    #googleplus   #audiencebuilding   #audienceengagement   #contentwarfare  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-19 16:23:46
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    Starts in about 35 minutes - it's only a half hour show so I hope some of you peeps will stop by and say hi!!!

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    I Love to hear my G+ Friends Success Stories
    We will be talking with two good friends of mine about their business success story.  

    +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield will are in the final stages of their new product launch and it has been a long road and victory is right here! 

    What is a Success Metric? Isn't it the same as a goal or a dream?
    Not exactly. A goal is a vision, a success Metric is the moment when your Goal or dream has been reached. 

    We will be talking about how they took +Circloscope , a Google extension tool for organizing your G+ circles and turned this into a business.

    From planning, team management, Development Process, Marketing, and Delivery. 

    What did it take for them to go from Goal to Success Metric. 

    Share this event <-- I got this idea from +Stephan Hovnanian Thanks man!
    Twitter: http://jtw.bz/1nRdmdB
    Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796134316659/
    G+: http://jtw.bz/Circloscope

    Did you push the BIG red button? http://ontracktips.com

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    If this interests you, start asking questions now AND Invite 2 friends!

    Did you click "Yes" on the event invite?

    Catch past interviews  http://ontracktips.com and look for the big RED button.

    Upcoming Guests:
    ⇒ Dov Gordon "9 Things you need to know about Mastermind Groups*
    ⇒ Yifat Cohen "Emotional SEO"

    Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube -http://jtw.bz/YouTubeOTT 

    Listen to our Podcast in iTunes http://jtw.bz/iTunesOTT 

    Join us on Twitter using the hashtag     #OnTrackTips   

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    Visit +Circloscope 

    Connect with +Christine DeGraff 
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    If you like this series, Please Share this with 2 friends.

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    Disclaimer: Some links on this page are affiliate links. Also, you will receive an invite if you have asked to be added to the invite circle, attended past events, if you have commented positively on past event, or if you are a member of the Christians in Business community. If you want to be removed from the invite list, please tell me. I am sorry for any inconvenience

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    #HOA   #Googleplus   #googleplustips #circle   #circlemanagement   #circlemaster   #smallbusiness   #socialmedia  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-16 21:24:44
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    FREE Circle Management Pro Tips
    Special thanks to +Stephan Hovnanian the author of the best-selling Google+ Pro Tips books for making his Circle Management eBook free in honor of +Circloscope's upcoming relaunch this week!!! Please be sure to check it out and leave him a review!

    Reshared text:
    [FREE] Circle Management pro tips for Google Plus
    In honor of the upcoming relaunch of +Circloscope (who is going to be our guest on this week's +GPLUSSPOTLIGHT (http://gplusspotlight.com/watchlive) I'm making my Google+ Pro Tips: Strategies for Managing Your Google+ Circles free for the week.*

    Have you read it already? Leave me a review
    Send a tweet: http://ctt.ec/rJ1fA
    Pin for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/259097784786683766/

    *(US store only, but I'm hearing many of the other stores are carrying the deal too. You do not need a Kindle device to read Kindle books, Amazon has free reader apps for iOS, Android, and web)

    #kindledeal   #ebooksfree   #googleplus   #googleplustips  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-13 19:28:01
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    Looking forward to #TNTBootcamp  on Monday!
    +Ronnie Bincer and I will be interviewing +Jaana Nyström, one of the most helpful and leading authorities on Google Plus! Jaana is a Google Plus Top Contributor and has become very influential mainly by helping others. This should be a great show! Come join us by RSVP'ing YES!

    Reshared text:
    #TNTBootcamp - Building Influence by Helping Others
    +Jaana Nyström is one of the world’s leading authorities on Google+ knowledge. She is a Google+ Top Contributor, a Google+ trusted user and beta tester. Helping others “get” Google+ is her passion. Jaana’s business Gplussa helps coach businesses, students and non-profits on Google+, Google tools, social media and digital marketing. 

    One of Jaana’s recent posts was titled How I became the most followed Nobody in Finland. In this post, she writes, “Consistently NOT posting solely about my own topic but sharing a wide variety of interests with my Circleverse. I have also helped a lot of people and have dished out my knowledge for free since the beginning.”

    Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques
    +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x 

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    Upcoming Shows in the Series
    Welcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. 

    Monday, July 7th
    An interview with: +Chef Dennis Littley
    Chef, Food Blogger, HOA Host

    Monday, July 21st
    We will revisit the tools part of our series by spending a few episodes providing a more indepth look at the new version of +Circloscope as well as discussing circle management techniques and best practices.

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    Previous Episodes: Tools
    Series Kickoff Overview: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x  
    +CircleCount: http://bit.ly/1eOmIol 
    +Circloscope: http://bit.ly/1k6hBSM 
    +Steady Demand: http://bit.ly/1lpAQo0  
    +NOD3x: http://bit.ly/1gWHG5w 
    Review of Tools Covered: http://bit.ly/Qm8VuS   

    Previous Episodes: Techniques

    Using Hangouts on Air to Build Influence
    An interview with +David Amerland: http://bit.ly/1mTctAf
    In his most recent best-selling book, Google+ Hangouts for Business: How to use Google+ Hangouts to Improve Brand Impact, Build Business and Communicate in Real-Time, David says “Hangouts on Air are a unique opportunity. This is the most disruptive marketing opportunity we have had for a long time. At a stroke you can dispel doubts about who you are and what you do, reach people, form relationships, and create new potential customers, and you can do it both in real time and asynchronously, increasing your marketing footprint with time.”

    Connecting With Influencers To Improve Search Results
    An interview with +Eric Enge: http://bit.ly/1mV7tu5 
    “If you can build a strong audience of your own, or if major influencers in your market space +1 or share the content, this can get you a lot of exposure to your target market.” Google+ & SEO: How Google+ Impacts Search Results (http://bit.ly/1tXnC7v)

    Using Google Authorship to Increase Visibility and Influence in Google Search
    An interview with +Mark Traphagen: http://bit.ly/1kcmaFI
    “Anyone who wants to make use of Google+ as part of an overall strategy of increasing visibility and influence in Google Search should be actively pursuing all of the following tactics: Build a strong network within Google+; Cultivate quality links from trusted websites; Use Google Authorship for your content across the Web” How Google Plus Profiles & Pages Gain Search Authority (http://selnd.com/1mShoVB

    The Importance of Building Your Community
    An interview with +martin shervington: http://bit.ly/1kMwtqf 
    Community building has been at the foundation of +martin shervington’s success. He often uses circles to bring together small groups of people to opt into various campaigns and has published several case studies (http://bit.ly/1rdJiNH) using data mined from NOD3x that show the importance of getting others from your community involved in order to ensure the success of your campaign. Martin recently announced a new initiative, “PYB Neighborhoods” (http://bit.ly/1jYiXiG), which will soon bring brand pages together in a new and unique way.
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    Learn More
    Case Study Example Using Tools Covered by +Christine DeGraff: http://bit.ly/1jFt0Xb  
    View on +Flipboard curated by +todd l lebeauc: http://flip.it/ojxyN 
    YouTube Playlist curated by +Ronnie Bincer http://bit.ly/1mV7BJY 

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    #TNTBootcamp airs on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET.

    #SocialMediaMarketing #InfluencerMarketing #GooglePlusTips #DataMining 
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-06-04 18:06:47
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    Music On The Plus: Past, Present, Future
    Come join myself, +DENNIS N. DUCE, +Tom Rolfson, +Mark H.O.A. Seydel, +Chris Foote from +Ars Nova and +Theo M from +E-MUTE on +My Music Hangout's  #BandWidthBackStage  for a discussion about Music On The Plus. 

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    Music On The Plus: Past, Present, Future
    +My Music Hangout presents BandWidth BackStage
    Join +Christine DeGraff and +DENNIS N. DUCE, along with special guests +Tom Rolfson, +Chris Foote+Mark Seydel and +Theo M for a discussion about the history of Google Plus in the music scene, where it is today, and the role The Plus will play in the future of online music.

    Wednesday June 4th, 2014
    7:02 pm MST (9:02 pm EST, 8:02 pm CST, 6:02 pm PST)

    We are kicking off our second season with a new format, alternating weeks of live music with discussions about all things music related. We will focus on discovering ways to promote a strong music culture on Google Plus and in helping independent musicians reach a wider audience.

    During our first show of the season, Music On The Plus: Past, Present, Future, we will take a look at how the music scene on Google Plus has evolved, how large (or small) it is today, and what the possibilities are for the future. To do this, we have invited several guests to our panel, including:

    +Tom Rolfson 
    Since Google+ went live in June 2011, Tom Rolfson has been a leading visionary regarding the group video chat hangout technology. He invested in the very first +Daria Musk concert which took place July 23, 2011. That landmark event brought Tom’s know-how to the right place at the right time. Tom was the first person to sell concert tickets online (in 1994 before Ticketmaster) and sold his first dot com business in 1995. He is a serial entrepreneur, an investor, a producer, a marketer and an innovator. Boardwatch Magazine said he was one of the first 100 people to make a living online. He was just one of a handful of those who saw the potential of combining business to social media and cutting edge technology. 

    +Chris Foote 
    Chris is a musician/songwriter for the Grand Rapids, MI based band +Ars Nova. Always an early adopter and technology enthusiast, Chris was among those who received an early invite to Google Plus, Ingress and Google Glass. He is a writer at TechDissected and provides guitar lessons online via Google Helpouts. 

    +Mark Seydel 
    Mark is a Hangout On Air enthusiast, promoter and consultant. He launched a very popular website, www.hoashows.com, which is a showcase and calendar for Google Plus Hangouts On Air. He also provides advice and consultations via Google Helpouts to help HOA hosts improve their shows. Mark ran a website dedicated to help promote indie musicians for several years and now blogs for www.MyMusicHangout.com in his column "The Broadcast". 

    +Theo M 
    Drummer, songwriter, pianist, singer of alternative rock project Electric Mute (+E-MUTE) and social media mentalist from London, UK. 

    Watch Live on Google+: 
    My Music Hangout on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout   
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff 
    HOA/IRL Producer: +DENNIS N. DUCE 
    Production Company: +GomBoc.Me 
    Host: +DENNIS N. DUCE 
    Co-Host and Indie Music Consultant: +Rylee McDonald 
    Sound Engineer: +Laif Erickson 
    Location: +Sandy Station 

    Season One Bands:

    E1 S1 +Advent Horizon http://goo.gl/6P0a4c  +Rylee McDonald 
    E2 S1 +Bludgeon Muffin http://goo.gl/olFrBV  +ArellanoJams 
    E3 S1 +Bludgeon Muffin http://goo.gl/SQGUBn +ArellanoJams 
    E4 S1 MUKTI http://goo.gl/94L5t7 +Christopher David 
    E5 S1 +5 State Killing Spree http://goo.gl/2tDJkj +John Kammerer  +Steven Simmons
    E6 S1 Circle the Stars
    E7 S1 +Advent Horizon Warrant After Party http://goo.gl/NMJdsD +Rylee McDonald
    E8 S1 +Ars Nova http://goo.gl/t2pLUx with +Chris Foote +Kitleigh Evans 

    Season Two Bands:

    E1 S2 A Lily Gray http://goo.gl/azjGs1

    Upcoming Bands (Season Two):

    June 11th 2014: Berlin Breaks
    Rock/Alternative/Heavy Rock
    Website: http://goo.gl/Z5CceN

    June 29th 2014: The Aston Family
    Easy Listening, Celtic
    Website: http://goo.gl/YJ03il

    July 9th 2014: Perish Lane
    Hard Rock
    Website: http://goo.gl/eUczxT

    September 3rd: The Fence
    Indie, Folk, Pop
    Facebook: http://goo.gl/8OyRwP

    See other Hangouts On Air produced by Gomboc.me: http://goo.gl/6oZhpX

    Watch Live on Dennis' Blog: 
    Watch Live on MyMusicHangout.com Blog: 

    #MyMusicHangout   #hoaconcert   #HangoutsOnAirInRealLife   #music        #gombocme   #Gombocd   #HOAIRL   #indiemusic   #BandWidthHOA #BandWidthNation #BandWIdthFive   #TeamBandWidth  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-05-29 05:11:17
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    Today was a fun day :)

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    This week is our last show and we'll be celebrating YOU, the audience! Make sure to tune in and tell us your favorite moment or guest from #15MinutesOnAir  with +Christine & Mia. We'll also be opening up the film strip for audience members to join in.

    Join +Christine DeGraff +Mia Voss and +Craig Fifield for our final show - we promise it will be fun !

    A big shout of thanks to +Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House - our sponsor from Day One - we are so grateful to them for their support.
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-05-28 22:44:37
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    Live streaming music in a little over 2 hours from now!
    Be sure to come join us online!

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    A Lily Gray Salt Lake City, Utah Indie Band
    Progressive Rock/Alternative Metal
    +BandWidth Hangout On Air presents A Lily Grey
    A Live Indie Music Concert on +My Music Hangout 

    This Weeks Band: A Lily Gray
    Wednesday May 28th, 2014
    7:02 pm MST (9:02 pm EST, 8:02 pm CST, 6:02 pm PST)
    Check out the YouTube Playlist for A Lily Grey: http://goo.gl/azjGs1

    Watch Live on Google+: http://goo.gl/0WhBgV
    Watch Live on YouTUbe: http://goo.gl/5wTRIt
    My Music Hangout on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    Artists A Lily Gray Likes
    the Deftones, Etched In Red, Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool, 10 Years, The Who, Shinedown, Tool, Incubus, Dream Theater, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coheed and Cambria

    Join us on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 for another LIVE Concert Hangout On Air performed by A Lily Grey broadcasting LIVE from +Sandy Station  in Sandy, Utah. 

    Watch Live on Google+: 
    My Music Hangout on YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MyMusicHangout

    Join our hosts +DENNIS N. DUCE and +Rylee McDonald as we interview the and interact with the band. Let us know what you would like to learn about them!

    This Weeks Band: A Lily Gray

    Facebook: http://goo.gl/RxCXNU YouTube: http://goo.gl/mwtRtq ReverbNation: http://goo.gl/YtDd1j

    Check out some of the songs on YouTube:

    The A Lily Gray Playlist on +My Music Hangout's YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/azjGs1

    Into The Vision: http://goo.gl/w5YTyY
    Waiting Room: http://goo.gl/QbriOe
    Velvet Letter: http://goo.gl/Ro5CkW

    Biography
    A Lily Gray wastes no time, immediately capturing the listener’s deepest attention through their unique mix of explosive and captivating guitars, heart pounding rhythms, and powerful, yet ethereal clean vocals. Their finely crafted sound bridges the gap between today’s alternative metal and progressive rock while incorporating melodic pop/rock like hooks, arousing and engaging the listener every s... See More

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    By, SLUG Magazine:

    A Lily Gray
    The Fall EP
    Self-Released
    Street: 05.01.12

    A Lily Gray = Dead Letter Circus + Ashes Divide

    Local rock group A Lily Gray has released a solid and highly enjoyable EP with The Fall. The album is ethereal and emotive, a bit more complex than most standard rock, but not quite stepping into any “progressive” territory, and has a strong foundation in the complementary sound of the music with singer David Lynn’s unique and far-reaching, clean vocals. Woven throughout and underneath are clear lines of influence from Tool and Deftones, and some sections also conjure shades of Shinedown. “The Fall” is their strongest single track on this four-song EP, with a supremely catchy melody and guitar work reminiscent of Billy Howerdel’s upbeat, string-tripping style. (Really, fans of any of Howerdel’s projects would not be disappointed.) There is a great, heavy ending to the EP’s closer “Adaline” that makes me excited to hear more from this group’s secret stash. A Lily Gray is a group that has a cohesive vision, passionate delivery and a bright future. –Megan Kennedy

    Band Interests
    apple drank (its green)

    Play List Coming Soon

    Please support the band. They are not getting paid to be on +BandWidth Hangout On Air or +My Music Hangout so your purchase of their songs will help them to keep creating more music.

    *Buy Waiting Room on iTunes: http://goo.gl/gA1FaY*

    Let us know what you would like to learn about the band. You can join us live at Lumpy's South/Sandy Station or you can engage with the band live through the chat in this event.

    Presented By: +My Music Hangout   
    Executive Producer: +Christine DeGraff 
    HOA/IRL Producer: +DENNIS N. DUCE 
    Production Company: +GomBoc.Me 
    Host: +DENNIS N. DUCE 
    Co-Host and Indie Music Consultant: +Rylee McDonald 
    Sound Engineer: +Laif Erickson 
    Location: +Sandy Station 

    Past Bands:

    W1 S1: +Advent Horizon http://goo.gl/6P0a4c  +Rylee McDonald 
    W2 S1 +Bludgeon Muffin http://goo.gl/olFrBV  +ArellanoJams 
    W3 S1 +Bludgeon Muffin http://goo.gl/SQGUBn +ArellanoJams 
    W4 S1 Mukti http://goo.gl/94L5t7 +Christopher David 
    W5 S1 +5 State Killing Spree  http://goo.gl/2tDJkj +John Kammerer  +Steven Simmons
    W6 S1 Circle the Stars
    W6 S1 +Advent Horizon Warrant After Party  http://goo.gl/NMJdsD +Rylee McDonald 

    Upcoming Bands:

    May 28th 2014 A Lily Gray
    Progressive Rock/Alternative Metal

    June 11th 2014 Berlin Breaks
    Rock/Alternative/Heavy Rock
    Website: http://goo.gl/Z5CceN

    July 9th 2014 Perish Lane
    Hard Rock
    Website: http://goo.gl/eUczxT

    September 3rd The Fence
    Indie, Folk, Pop
    Facebook: http://goo.gl/8OyRwP

    See other Hangouts On Air produced by Gomboc.me: http://goo.gl/6oZhpX

    Watch Live on Dennis' Blog: 
    Watch Live on mymusichangout.com Blog: 

    #MyMusicHangout   #hoaconcert   #HangoutsOnAirInRealLife   #music        #gombocme   #Gombocd   #HOAIRL   #indiemusic   #BandWidthHOA #BandWidthNation #BandWIdthFive   #TeamBandWidth  
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  • Christine DeGraff2014-05-27 20:55:44
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    Sometimes Even Good Things Come To An End - Tomorrow will be the "final episode" of #15MinutesOnAir  w/ +Christine & Mia (and +Craig Fifield). +Mia Voss and I have had a lot of fun doing this show and have interviewed and introduced some really great people with awesome stories along the way!

    Please join us tomorrow and jump into the panel for a fun celebration. We hope some of our past guests will jump in as well as some of our loyal audience members! 

    Thank you to +Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House who sponsored every show since day one - back in October! We appreciate your support!!!

    See you tomorrow!!!

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    This week is our last show and we'll be celebrating YOU, the audience! Make sure to tune in and tell us your favorite moment or guest from #15MinutesOnAir  with +Christine & Mia. We'll also be opening up the film strip for audience members to join in.

    Join +Christine DeGraff +Mia Voss and +Craig Fifield for our final show - we promise it will be fun !

    A big shout of thanks to +Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House - our sponsor from Day One - we are so grateful to them for their support.
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